The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed cornerback Monday because of a hamstring injury suffered during the team's Week 14 loss to Philadelphia. Lewis, who is in his third season with Tampa Bay, appeared in nine games this season and recorded six tackles. on injured reserve
This is the latest setback for a Tampa Bay secondary that has been depleted by injuries and suspensions. LeQuan Lewis recently suffered a knee injury, while Anthony Gaitor spent the majority of the season on injured reserve. Eric Wright started 10 games at cornerback before being suspended four games for a violation of the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.
Lewis has appeared in 29 games over the course of his Bucs career and made one start. He has 19 tackles and three pass breakups in his career.