View photos of new Vikings LB Travis Lewis from his days as a Lion.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings on Thursday announced the signing of former Lions linebacker Travis Lewis.
The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Lewis entered the NFL as a seventh-round selection (223rd overall) by Detroit in the 2012 NFL Draft.
He started four of the 15 games he played in 2015, totaling 21 tackles (18 solo) and a sack. Lewis appeared in 25 games in his first two NFL seasons, but injuries in 2014 caused him to miss all but two games of his third pro season.
Lewis has been a primary contributor on special teams, totaling 10 special teams stops in his first 27 career games.
The native of San Antonio, Texas, played collegiately at Oklahoma, where he became the first player in Sooners history to lead the team in tackles all four seasons. Lewis' 53 collegiate starts set a record for Oklahoma linebackers, and he ended his career with 446 tackles, third-most in school history.