When you are a third-round draft pick, most of time you are expected to make a contribution during your rookie season. Cornerback Myron Lewis has not had that chance yet, but looks like he will this Sunday.
With cornerback Elbert Mack missing practice all week, Lewis figures to see his first extensive NFL action against New Orleans. Head coach Raheem Morris said yesterday that Lewis could be active on gameday.
“You know, Elbert did not practice today so Myron may get an opportunity,” said Morris. “He has been practicing the last two days and he has really stepped his game up. He has been getting better and better in practice and he is one of the young, ascending players I have been talking to you about. I look forward to him, possibly, getting an opportunity.”
The 6-foot-2, 203-pound Lewis was active Week 1 because of Aqib Talib’s suspension, but has been inactive for the last three games. If Mack does not play, expect Lewis to see significant playing time due to the Saints spread offense that features four and five receivers.
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