FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – One lingering question for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is what he plans to do during a four-game suspension to open the season, which he was asked about on Tuesday.
“That comparison to me, that’s ridiculous,” Carr said. “That doesn’t even make sense. You can’t fathom it. You can’t really say, ‘Oh yeah, that makes sense.’ That doesn’t make sense. It just doesn’t make sense.
“I’ve seen Julio run on a field … in person and to think that Usain Bolt can run a lot faster than him, blows my mind. So Usain, if you want to run a go-route, we’re all good with it.”
In fact, that’s how Del Rio said he would use the 6-feet-5, 207-pound Bolt, who just turned 30 years old two days ago, were he to get his hands on him.
“Send him on a go-route,” Del Rio laughed. “Certainly not going to ask him to come in and block anybody. He can fly. Something like playing football, maybe that would interest him.
Lewis, 30, will have to show the Steelers he is close to returning from a lingering hip injury that became a source of contention between him and the Saints.
Lewis said recently that he expects to be close to 100 percent by Week 1. But he only practiced once during training camp and made it clear he didn’t want to rush back and risk a setback. Coach Sean Payton expressed frustration while saying Lewis’ release came down to “availability.”
ESPN Steelers reporter Jeremy Fowler said the Steelers could use an established third cornerback to complement William Gay and Ross Cockrell. With rookie cornerback Artie Burns nursing a quad injury and rookie safety Sean Davis playing nickel cornerback out of necessity, Lewis’ playmaking skills would be welcome. And he certainly knows Pittsburgh’s system.
Lewis’ medical history will be the issue, though. Fowler said the Steelers will be skeptical unless Lewis passes the team’s medical evaluation. If he does, the Steelers will evaluate cost-effective measures to sign him.
Lewis first suffered the hip/sports hernia injury during the 2015 preseason. He then required three surgeries between September and January while playing in only six games with zero starts last season. He said recently that he suffered another setback while working out in June.