Dion Lewis reportedly will be ready for the season-opener in Arizona. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports)
It appears everything is going well for Patriots running back Dion Lewis.
After tearing his ACL Nov. 8 last year against the Redskins, Lewis’ recovery is going well according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss.
Reiss adds some close to the running back feel if the regular season was in a month, he would be able to play. This obviously means he’s on track for the season opener Sept. 11 in Arizona.
He also adds the team is taking a “patient and conservative approach” with him, but that is the case with many players at this time of the year as there is no need to rush anything with the start of the season months away.
In seven games last year, Lewis rushed for 234 yards on 49 carries and two touchdowns, while catching 36 passes for 388 yards and two touchdowns. The offense had trouble adjusting once he went down.
Besides Lewis, the Patriots have LeGarrette Blount, James White, Brandon Bolden, Donald Brown, D.J. Foster and Tyler Gaffney on the running back depth chart.
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