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Fri, 21 Jul 2006 08:34:34 -0700
Updating previous reports, Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports the New York Giants have placed rookie OL Jai Lewis on the reserve/retired list.
Sun, 16 Jul 2006 06:00:42 -0700
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants TE/OL Jai Lewis has yet to make his "retirement" from football official, and even if he does, he would remain the Giants' property for the length of his contract in case he changes his mind. If he informs them in writing of his intention to retire, he'll be placed on the "reserve/retired" list. If not, he'll end up on the "reserve/did not report" list. In either case, he may have to repay his signing bonus. With nothing in writing yet, the Giants would not confirm Lewis' decision to quit football and not attend training camp.
Fri, 14 Jul 2006 20:51:17 -0700
Dan Steinberg, of the Washington Post, reports New York Giants TE/OL Jai Lewis ended his brief flirtation with pro football Friday, July 14, deciding not to return to the Giants for training camp, his agent, Jeff Jankovich , said. A Giants spokesman declined to comment; Lewis declined to comment through Jankovich. "He doesn't seem to be wrestling with the decision, he doesn't seem to have any second thoughts," Jankovich said. "He just said his heart wasn't really in the game of football, and that he really wanted to play basketball."
Mon, 15 May 2006 16:51:15 -0700
Clark Judge, of SportsLine.com, reports New York Giants rookie free agent OL/TE Jai Lewis lined up at left tackle at the team's minicamp Monday, May 15. For the moment, that's where he stays, but he could be moved later. There's been talk of Lewis as a long snapper. And there's always the possibility that he goes back to tight end, a position he played in high school. That, by the way, is the last time Lewis played football.
Sun, 14 May 2006 18:28:27 -0700
Vinny DiTrani, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Giants rookie TE/OL Jai Lewis worked at offensive tackle and did some long-snapping Saturday, May 14,his first day with the team. "It took me awhile to realize I was on a football field," said Lewis, who has not played the game since high school. "I think the two toughest things for me will be getting used to the contact again, and memorizing all the plays."
Sat, 13 May 2006 11:20:02 -0700
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said OL Jai Lewis is an offensive lineman and a long snapper. When discussing Lewis as a long snapper, Coughlin said, "Once he learns it – when he came out here he typically just grabbed the ball and started throwing it between his legs. In the beginning of practice he did a pretty good job. We got him over there and started coaching him and the ball was going all over the place.
Tue, 02 May 2006 13:21:28 -0700
Paul Schwarz, of the New York Post, reports recently signed New York Giants OL/TE Jai Lewis (George Mason) will likely spend his first season on the team's practice squad. Right now the Giants view him as a possible offensive tackle, a position he's never played. "He's pretty much grown beyond a tight end," Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi said. "If he wants to lose some weight, he can decide once he gets here. He has the skills, the feet and the hands to be a tight end, but most likely his future is at offensive line."
Mon, 01 May 2006 00:33:53 -0700
The Washington Post reports the New York Giants have agreed to terms with undrafted rookie free agent TE/OL/DL Jai Lewis (George Mason). His agent, Jeff Jankovich, spoke with at least four teams about Lewis before the 23-year-old decided to sign with Giants.
Sun, 23 Apr 2006 19:16:45 -0700
Aaron Wilson, of the Carroll County Times, reports George Mason TE/OL/DL Jai Lewis struggled during his workout. He dropped several passes and struggled to perform in the agility drills. One of the teams in attendance was the Carolina Panthers.
Sun, 23 Apr 2006 19:16:15 -0700
Aaron Wilson, of the Carroll County Times, reports George Mason TE/OL/DL Jai Lewis struggled during his workout. He dropped several passes and struggled to perform in the agility drills. One of the teams in attendance was the New Orleans Saints.
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