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Tommylee Lewis signs with New Orleans Saints as undrafted free agent

Speedy receiver for Northern Illinois has history of injuries; signs with the Saints

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The big thing was for Jordan Williams to go to New Orleans since Willie Snead, both former Ball State wide receivers, would be on the same team. There's room for another receiver, even if he's from their rival school.

Tommylee Lewis was always a threatening receiver. Though 5-foot-7 and under 170 pounds doesn't seem too threatening, his speed and ability to evade defenders with his quickness was valuable to the Northern Illinois Huskies. As a senior, Lewis only had 398 receiving yards, and his best game was a 5-catch, 125-yard performance at Toledo, even then he wasn't able to complete the game.

For his career, he hauled in 172 passes for 1,680 yards and 11 scores.

At the NIU Pro Day, Lewis had a 34-inch vertical and ran a 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds.