Michael Lewis could be claimed off waivers today.
After not accompanying his team on the trip to Atlanta this past Sunday, Michael Lewis was released by the 49ers on Monday. Now it’s Tuesday, and he’s looking for work; fortunately for him, he may be in high demand. The Colts just lost starting safety Melvin Bullitt for the season with a broken bone in his right shoulder and the Packers have also lost one of their starting safeties, rookie Morgan Burnett, to a season-ending torn ACL. Both teams in desperate need of a safety, could become players for the services of Lewis before today’s waiver wire deadline.
Already with Bob Sanders sidelined, and limited depth at the position to start alongside Antoine Bethea, Indianapolis could use Lewis in the worst of ways; well, so could Green Bay. With Burnett down and Atari Bigby on the PUP list, the 3-1 Packers could use someone to team up with Nick Collins in the secondary. Who will react the quickest to their need?
With the benching of Lewis issued by coach Singletary, then the demand for his wish to be let go from the Niners, the Packers and Colts could be in luck despite being unlucky with the recent health of their safeties. It’ll be interesting to see who grabs Lewis first, as whoever signs him will find a player who could make an immediate impact, a player who could fill-in and start right away. Super Bowl contenders in need, let’s see who’s more desperate. As for Lewis, he won’t be job-less for long, in fact, going from an 0-4 team to a championship-caliber team is a rather good trade-off. You can say each party is “in luck”, considering all three parties “unlucky” circumstances.