New­comer Lewis has some area ties

The Morning Call - - NFL - PHILADEL­PHIA — Ryan Lewis was born in Penn­syl­va­nia and went to col­lege in Penn­syl­va­nia (Pitt). But in be­tween, he spent most of his life in the Pa­cific North­west be­cause his fa­ther, Pen­nridge High School grad­u­ate Will Lewis, was busy as a Seat­tle Sea­hawks

again, the job still be­longs to San­ders, who strength­ened his grip on the po­si­tion last Thurs­day night with a 67-yard re­turn that set up a touch­down.

“I think we kind of felt like from a per­son­nel stand­point that [San­ders] was kind of our best op­tion go­ing in,” Fipp said. “He’s also got some other roles, so at the end of the day we have to kind of bal­ance out those things. With Corey be­ing out, it’s kind of pushed him up.

“But I’m ex­cited and happy for him that he made a play and was able to show that he’s got some ta­lent and can help us out and that it helps be­ing able to jus­tify play­ing him back there.”

Morn­ing Call re­porter Nick Fierro can be reached at 610-778-2243 or [email protected]

DUANE BURLESON/AP

New Ea­gle and ex-Bills cor­ner­back Ryan Lewis has fam­ily in the Al­len­town area. Sev­eral mem­bers of his fam­ily have also played in the NFL.

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