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Packers should look at safety Lewis

Michael Lewis would thrive next to Nick Collins at strong safety.

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. With the Packers losing one of their starting safeties, rookie Morgan Burnett, to a season-ending torn ACL, you figure they could become a player for the services of Lewis before today’s waiver wire deadline.

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.  Charlie Peprah and Derrick Martin are the likely candidates to replace Burnett in the starting line-up.  Yet, with that said, Lewis could be an outstanding fit.  Lewis excels in run support, and he would add a veteran presence to a shaken secondary.  I would feel more confident with Lewis than Martin or Peprah.

Lewis would bring an enforcer’s mentality to the middle of the field, a problem spot lately for the Packers defense, as revealed by the Lions, when Shaun Hill carved up the team for more than 300 yards through the air.

With the benching of Lewis issued by coach Singletary, then the demand for his wish to be let go from the Niners, the Packers could be in luck despite being unlucky with the recent health of their safeties.  Let’s see if the Packers are willing to make a move, because you know they are pondering their options.

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