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Mon, 19 Aug 2002 14:34:51 -0700
ESPNews reports the New Orleans Saints have released QB Jeff Lewis.
Sat, 17 Aug 2002 10:41:13 -0700
The Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints QB Jeff Lewis appears to be on the bubble for a roster spot. He did play in Thursday's pre-season game.
Sat, 22 Jun 2002 10:07:39 -0700
Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints QBs Jeff Lewis and J.T. O’Sullivan, a rookie, are competing for the team’s No. 3 quarterback position.
Sun, 14 Apr 2002 11:43:35 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports the Carolina Panthers are about $721,000 below the 2002 salary cap. RB Tshimanga Biakabutuka, CB Doug Evans, QB Jeff Lewis, DT Tim Morabito, DE Jason Peter and DE Chuck Smith are still counting for about $9.9 million in "dead money."
Sun, 24 Feb 2002 13:20:12 -0800
According to the Charlotte Observer, the one-year contract signed by QB Jeff Lewis with the New Orleans Saints is valued at $525,000. There is no signing bonus, but he will receive a $25,000 bonus if he makes the roster in September.
Wed, 20 Feb 2002 09:52:18 -0800
As an update to Tuesday's report, the Times Picayune reports the deal QB Jeff Lewis received from the New Orleans Saints is for one-year. Financial terms still have not been disclosed. Lewis is expected to compete for a backup job behind starter Aaron Brooks.
Tue, 19 Feb 2002 15:39:14 -0800
SportsLine.com’s Pete Prisco reports the New Orleans Saints have signed QB Jeff Lewis. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Mon, 05 Nov 2001 15:53:45 -0800
Carolina Panthers head coach George Seifert said QB Chris Weinke (shoulder) has a shoulder injury that's quite bruised right now. Seifert said the medical staff currently suggests that Weinke would be able to play this weekend. As previously noted, the team is looking at free agent QBs. Former Panthers QB Jeff Lewis' name has come up in conversations, too.
Sat, 08 Sep 2001 05:36:29 -0700
The Press Gazette reports the Green Bay Packers conducted a workout with former Carolina Panthers QB Jeff Lewis on Thursday. "He looked OK,” director of pro personnel Reggie McKenzie said. “Nothing imminent. We’ll keep him on our short list.” The Packers wanted a first-hand look at Lewis because he’s familiar with the West Coast offense.
Sun, 02 Sep 2001 19:34:59 -0700
Len Pasquarelli reports for ESPN.com sources told him Cleveland Browns coach Butch Davis is interested in adding a No. 3 QB to his roster. The Browns definitely will add a third quarterback within the next 24 hours. "We've got our ear to the ground," Davis said. Jeff Lewis and Kent Graham could be two potential candidates after both became roster casualties on Sunday, ESPN.com's John Clayton reported.
Sun, 02 Sep 2001 13:52:56 -0700
Panthers.com reports the Carolina Panthers have released QB Jeff Lewis, FB Chad Dukes, WR Jim Turner, WR Dialleo Burks, WR Kevin Coffey, T T.J. Washington DE Robert Daniel, DT Tim Morabito, LB Dusty Renfro, LB Matt Smith, LB Michae Hawked, S Ray Green and S Jerard White.
Sun, 02 Sep 2001 12:42:30 -0700
Pat Yasinskas of the Charlotte Observer reports several league sources said Sunday QB Jeff Lewis has been released by the Carolina Panthers. An official announcement is expected to come from coach George Seifert after 4 p.m.
Fri, 31 Aug 2001 23:27:12 -0700
The Associated Press reports while the Carolina Panthers were defeating the Browns 23-20, former starting QB Jeff Lewis sat and watched. Lewis spent much of the game standing alone on the sidelines - perhaps wondering what's next for him. "It's out of my hands at this point," Lewis said. "I'm going to wake up tomorrow and come to work just like I do every day."
Fri, 31 Aug 2001 13:34:02 -0700
As an update to a previous story, the Charlotte Observer reports Dameyune Craig and Matt Lytle will each get about a quarter’s worth of action in tonight’s pre-season finale against Cleveland. Both are battling for the No. 3 backup QB and could be battling for a roster spot unless the team decides to release Jeff Lewis.
Wed, 29 Aug 2001 00:20:22 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports the Carolina Panthers plan to play QB Chris Weinke for the first half of Friday's pre-season game. Coach George Seifert said he's leaning toward letting Dameyune Craig and Matt Lytle split the second half. Former starting QB Jeff Lewis may not play. "I wouldn't totally exclude Jeff at this time," Seifert said. "I think that would be a mistake. But I want to get a few reps with these guys."
Mon, 27 Aug 2001 18:04:57 -0700
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers QB Jeff Lewis, recently demoted from starting QB, worked with the team's fourth string offense in practice today. Lewis stood idly on the sidelines as rookie Chris Weinke, slated to start Friday's final preseason game against Cleveland, and backups Dameyune Craig and Matt Lytle took most of the reps in practice. Coach George Seifert said it wasn't accurate to call Lewis the fourth-stringer. Seifert added he had no plans to release Lewis on Tuesday. Weinke will play the first half of Friday's pre-season game and Craig and Lytle are likely to play a quarter each.
Sat, 25 Aug 2001 16:01:18 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers coach George Seifert would only discuss the team's next pre-season game when he discussed his QB situation with the media earlier today. As previously reported, rookie QB Chris Weinke was elevated to the first-team and QB Jeff Lewis, who had been given the first shot at the No. 1 job, was demoted. Seifert confirmed Weinke would start next week's pre-season game and that was all. "I can't go beyond that right now because I don't know," Seifert said. A move this late in camp means Weinke is likely to start the season opener at Minnesota, barring injury or a disastrous outing against Cleveland. Seifert said he expects Lewis will be able to handle the demotion.
Thu, 23 Aug 2001 21:27:20 -0700
Associated Press reports rookie QB Chris Weinke was the hero of the night for the Carolina Panthers, as he brought the team back from a 17-point deficit to beat the Ravens 20-17. Weinke, who struggled in previous games, hit 15-of-25 passes for 190 yards while starter Jeff Lewis struggled and tossed 3 interceptions. One of his INTs was returned for a TD by Ravens LB Ray Lewis. Ravens QB Elvis Grbac went 11-of-18 for 113 yards and an 11-yard TD to Qadry Ismail. Veteran RB Terry Allen make his debut as the team's starter and had 8 yards on four carries, but also lost a fumble.
Tue, 21 Aug 2001 20:38:34 -0700
Pat Yasinskas reports for the Charlotte Observer Carolina Panthers coach George Seifert said QB Jeff Lewis will start and play most of the first half of Thursday's pre-season game against Baltimore. Rookie QB Chris Weinke is expected to follow and it appears likely he'll play most of the rest of the game. The coach wouldn't say if Dameyune Craig and Matt Lytle will play.
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 20:53:34 -0700
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers Coach George Seifert said he expects to give his two struggling QBs, Jeff Lewis and Chris Weinke, some extended playing time this week. Last week they combined for three interceptions and just 89 yards. Lewis and Weinke will now likely play the entire game against Baltimore.
Sun, 19 Aug 2001 05:43:03 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports the Carolina Panthers QBs struggled on Saturday night as starter Jeff Lewis was only able to complete 5-of-9 passes for 37 yards. The offense had only 30 yards of offense in the first quarter. Rookie QB Chris Weinke also struggled, completing 5-of-13 passes for 52 yards. The two had QB ratings of 25.9 and 11.2, respectively.
Wed, 08 Aug 2001 15:19:34 -0700
Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers QB Jeff Lewis will start against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the preseason game Friday. Head coach George Seifert has said that rookie QB Chris Weinke will be the second string quarterback and will get significant playing time. Seifert said that Lewis and Weinke will play three quarters against Jacksonville.
Wed, 08 Aug 2001 06:49:57 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports the Carolina Panthers, under offensive coordinator Richard Williamson, aren't expected to do much different on offense this year. QB Jeff Lewis stated the team is doing a lot of things the same as they did a year ago, but have added some new wrinkles to the offense.
Mon, 06 Aug 2001 20:44:24 -0700
Pat Yasinskas reports for the Charlotte Observer Carolina Panthers coach George Seifert has yet to set his QB rotation for this week's pre-season game, but he sent a signal Monday that it could be a two-man battle. QB Jeff Lewis will start Friday night's game and he implied the rotation might not extend much beyond Lewis and rookie QB Chris Weinke. Dameyune Craig and Matt Lytle might not get much action. Lewis was back at practice Monday after missing Saturday with a sore right shoulder.
Sat, 04 Aug 2001 22:04:12 -0700
Steve Reed reports for the Gaston Gazette Carolina Panthers QB Jeff Lewis was held out of practice Saturday because of soreness in his throwing shoulder. Reports say the injury is not serious and coach George Seifert said Lewis is expected to return to practice Monday. The team has Sunday off. Lewis is expected to start Friday night’s pre-season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Rookie QB Chris Weinke took the majority of snaps with the first team on Saturday.
Sat, 28 Jul 2001 22:48:12 -0700
Steve Reed reports for the Gaston Gazette after one week of practice, the battle for positions on the Carolina Panthers depth chart at QB remains the same. Jeff Lewis remains the team’s starting QB. Rookie Chris Weinke, Matt Lytle and Dameyune Craig continue to battle for backup spots. Coach George Seifert did say he is keeping the starting spot open for competition. None of the four have stood out during the team's practices.
Sun, 22 Jul 2001 20:20:14 -0700
Pat Yasinskas reports for the Charlotte Observer Carolina Panthers coach George Seifert said rookie QB Chris Weinke has a long, obstacle-filled road ahead of him to the starting QB position. "As far as Weinke being the starter, a number of other fellows would have to fail and then he has to look awfully good himself," Seifert said. Jeff Lewis will begin Monday morning's first practice as the No. 1 QB. Seifert has left the door open for pre-season competition among four quarterbacks without a NFL start.
Sat, 07 Jul 2001 10:22:55 -0700
SportsLine.com's Len Pasquarelli reports one Carolina Panthers official stated rookie QB Chris Weinke has appeared to be unfazed by the pressure so far this year and he's going to see playing time during preseason games. QB Jeff Lewis is penciled in as the starter, but he's going to have to earn the starting job during camp if he wants to keep that role.
Fri, 15 Jun 2001 13:48:20 -0700
Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports for the Sporting News that Carolina Panthers rookie QB Chris Weinke has looked sharp during off-season workouts and is doing a good job at learning the team's offense. However, he'll need to really step forward during pre-season to have a shot at knocking QB Jeff Lewis out of the starting lineup.
Sat, 02 Jun 2001 10:34:28 -0700
According to the Charlotte Observer, Carolina Panthers head coach George Seifert stated he doesn't invision the team adding a veteran quarterback to the team's roster. The Panthers are the only team to not have a QB on roster that's started a regular season game. Seifert had praise for QB Jeff Lewis, the team's current No. 1 QB, and said he was the most consistent of all the QBs during this week's workouts.
Fri, 01 Jun 2001 07:01:29 -0700
According to the Charlotte Observer, the one thing the Panthers believe will be cnstant this year is that WR Muhsin Muhammad will be catching a lot of passes regardless of who starts at quarterback for the team. Muhammad said right now he believes QB Jeff Lewis will be the team's starting quarterback. Lewis refered to Muhammad as his "security-blanket."
Wed, 30 May 2001 01:45:17 -0700
As an update to ongoing reports, the Charlotte Observer reports QB Jeff Lewis will enter training camp as the Carolina Panthers' No. 1 quarterback. However, the team still plans to have a competition for the position during camp and there continues to be speculation that rookie QB Chris Weinke could land the starting job if he has a strong pre-season.
Thu, 24 May 2001 12:43:26 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports although QB Jeff Lewis is penciled in as the starter for the Carolina Panthers, don’t be surprise if the competition gets heated during pre-season. Owner Jerry Richardson said QB Chris Weinke isn’t the typical first year player and his age could be an advantage. QBs Dameyune Craig and Matt Lytle are also expected to compete but it will most likely be the backup job.
Thu, 17 May 2001 09:29:56 -0700
The Gaston Gazette reports the Carolina Panthers expect to have QB Jeff Lewis and QB Chris Weinke, a rookie, battle for the starting job this season while QBs Matt Lytle and Dameyune Craig compete for the No. 3 job.
Fri, 27 Apr 2001 22:39:13 -0700
Pat Yasinskas reports for the Charlotte Observer Carolina Panthers rookie QB Chris Weinke had an impressive debut at the team's mini-camp today. Many though Weinke would compete in training camp for the team's starting QB job, but the talk has already begun after only one day. "That's part of the business, kind of the fun part of it," coach George Seifert said. "That's the neat thing about football, all the speculating and you have your opinions about this guy or this team." QB Jeff Lewis, the expected starter, has to do only one thing to keep the inside track on the job, according to Seifert - "He just has to play and move the team."
Fri, 27 Apr 2001 17:02:11 -0700
David Monroe reports for Panthers.com the battle for the Carolina Panthers starting QB position is about to heat up. The team has a mini-camp this weekend to get the battle underway. Jeff Lewis and Chris Weinke are the primary contenders for the job, but there are two other quarterbacks on the Panthers roster who will be battling for the job: Dameyune Craig and Matt Lytle. Both Craig and Lytle are familiar with the Panthers offense, having spent two seasons in coach George Seifert's West Coast offense. Craig demonstrated the ability to play other positions last year, but his future is at quarterback.
Tue, 24 Apr 2001 01:33:07 -0700
Steve Reed reports for the Gaston Gazette that the addition of QB Chris Weinke could stir things up for the Carolina Panthers this year. Weinke, the team's fourth-round draft choice, is currently No. 4 on the depth chart but could go much higher than that as the year goes on. While Jeff Lewis is entering the year as the No. 1 guy, he may now have to look over his shoulder more often. "It makes it more interesting, doesn’t it?" head coach George Seifert said.
Sun, 22 Apr 2001 19:20:47 -0700
The Associated Press reports QB Chris Weinke, drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the fourth round of the NFL Draft earlier today, is a player who may be able to challenge for the starting position immediately. The Panthers have three QBs on their roster: Jeff Lewis, who has attempted only 55 passes in five seasons, Dameyune Craig and Matt Lytle. Coach George Seifert said Weinke would go into training camp fourth on the list. "We want to put the best quarterback on the field, but right now we have our pecking order," Seifert said. He said again Lewis is the starter, right now. New LB Dan Morgan listed Weinke as the best player he ever faced on the pre-draft questionnaire he filled out for the Panthers.
Fri, 30 Mar 2001 01:57:26 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports an all out blitz of phone calls by current Carolina Panthers players to free agent OT Todd Steussie convinced him to join the Panthers. QB Jeff Lewis and Steussie's former Vikings teammate, CB Jimmy Hitchcock, led the way. Team owner Jerry Richardson, team President Mark Richardson, coach George Seifert and offensive line coach Paul Boudreau also bombarded the Steussie with phone calls Wednesday afternoon. Steussie said Lewis was convincing because he sounded like a quarterback ready to emerge. Steussie will play left tackle and join newly signed free agents in C Jeff Mitchell and G Kevin Donnalley. They'll be joined by right tackle Chris Terry, while Jamar Nesbit, Bryan Stoltenberg and Leander Jordan will compete for the left guard job. Once Stuessie's contract is signed, the Panthers will have slightly more than $200,000 in cap space.
Fri, 23 Mar 2001 00:31:15 -0800
The Gaston Gazette reports Carolina Panthers QB Jeff Lewis, who is expected to start this year, feels it's time to put everything he's learned about the West Coast offense to use now. Lewis has studied the offense for five years now while working behind John Elway in Denver and Steve Beuerlein in Carolina. He said he knows everything there is to know about the offensive scheme. This year could determine what happens next year for Lewis. He has two-years remaining on his contract, but is due $3.75 million next year. Should he do well, the team would likely hold onto him and restructure his deal. Should he struggle, the team may just part ways with him and his high salary.
Tue, 20 Mar 2001 00:09:58 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers coach George Seifert acknowledged he wasn't entirely comfortable with Jeff Lewis' readiness for a starting job, but indicated it was time to find out if he can lead the team since Steve Beuerlein has been released. "Jeff has not been in the line of fire other than what we saw of him in Denver and the pre-season," Seifert said. The coach added he liked what he saw of Lewis during the two games he played in last season. Seifert essentially ruled out adding an established veteran through free agency or using the team's first-round pick on a player at the position, such as Purdue's Drew Brees. On the offensive line, the team may not move Chris Terry from right tackle to left tackle. The team could look to draft a left tackle in the first round of the draft.
Mon, 19 Mar 2001 16:16:55 -0800
In a move that has been expected, the team's official site reports the Carolina Panthers have released QB Steve Beuerlein. "This was a most difficult decision because Steve has done everything we have asked of him and has played well under some unfavorable circumstances," said head coach George Seifert. The Panthers now have three quarterbacks remaining on the roster in Jeff Lewis, Dameyune Craig, and Matt Lytle.
Mon, 19 Mar 2001 00:49:03 -0800
Charles Chandler speculates in the Charlotte Observer that the decision to get rid of QB Steve Beuerlein by the Carolina Panthers will either make or break George Seifert as the team's head coach. According to team officials, the move is a clear sign that Seifert is serious about the team's youth movement. As previously noted, another reason for the team going a different direction may be to allow Seifert to go with a more mobile QB in the form of Jeff Lewis.
Fri, 16 Mar 2001 01:00:03 -0800
Don Banks reports for CNN/SI even though the Carolina Panthers say they are ready to open the 2001 season with Jeff Lewis as their starting QB, the Panthers aren't ruling out getting into the veteran QB market after June 1. By the the team should have some more cap space to play with. Carolina is keeping an eye on free agent QB Trent Dilfer and so reportedly are the Redskins.
Wed, 14 Mar 2001 08:52:04 -0800
Darin Gantt reports for the Rock Hill Herald it appears Carolina Panthers coach George Seifert reportedly informed QB Jeff Lewis he'd enter training camp as the team's starting QB. Seifert reportedly also told Dameyune Craig he'll be the No. 2 QB, and that there were no plans at this time to bring in another QB. It's a rather surprising move considering neither QB has ever started an NFL game and between them they have combined for just 54 career passing attempts, all by Lewis. The team's candidates for a potential veteran QB has dropped and the Panthers haven't made contact with any of the other QBs, including Baltimore Ravens free agent QBs Trent Dilfer and Tony Banks. There is also no movement on the Steve Beuerlein trade front. The Panthers have one other QB on the roster, Matt Lytle, who spent the 2000 season on the Panthers practice squad after a brief stay with Seattle. The Panthers could still select a QB in the upcoming NFL draft.
Thu, 08 Mar 2001 23:26:55 -0800
As an update to a story from earlier today regarding a potential trade of Panthers QB Steve Beuerlein, the Charlotte Observer reports a source close to the Dallas Cowboys said coach George Seifert talked with Dallas owner Jerry Jones on the telephone Thursday night regarding Beuerlein. Dallas is close to the cap, but Beuerlein could fit in as their short-term solution at QB. If the Panthers aren't able to trade him, releasing him before April 1, when he's scheduled to receive a $1.2 million roster bonus, could become a strong possibility. The Panthers are expected to pursue a replacement for Beuerlein, if he leaves, via free agency. Backup QB Jeff Lewis does not appear ready to take over as the team's No. 1 QB.
Thu, 21 Dec 2000 09:26:37 -0800
Carole Christman, KFFL's Carolina correspondent, citing the Charlotte Observer, reports QB Steve Beuerlein will start again this week for the Carolina Panthers and will be replaced in the second quarter by QB Jeff Lewis.
Mon, 18 Dec 2000 17:15:57 -0800
Carole Christman, KFFL's Carolina correspondent, reports Panthers head coach George Seifert stated he hasn't made up his mind exactly on how the QB situation will play out this weekend. He said there's a "reasonable chance" that both QBs Steve Beuerlein and Jeff Lewis may play again this weekend against the Raiders.
Mon, 18 Dec 2000 15:41:13 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers head coach George Seifert is expected to announce whether or not QB Jeff Lewis plays in the season finale on Wednesday. Lewis and Steve Beuerlein split action on Sunday. LB Kory Minor injured his left knee and underwent a magnetic resonance imaging to determine the extent of the damage. Results were not immediately released.
Thu, 14 Dec 2000 15:20:25 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports WR Muhsin Muhammad spent the morning testifying in the Rae Carruth murder trial as a character witness for the defense and spent the afternoon practicing with the Panthers. QBs Steve Beuerlein and Jeff Lewis alternated snaps with the first team in Wednesday's practice and will do the same the rest of this week.