Lewis was a member of the CFL's Toronto Argonauts. Before that, he spent time with eight different NFL teams, including the Jets. In 2012, he had three brief stints with them, including one week on the practice squad. He has played in eight games since coming out of Arizona State as an undrafted free agent in 2011.
To make room for Lewis, the Jets waived linebacker Tim Fugger, who had been sidelined with a hyperextended knee.