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Dion Lewis' short stint with Colts forgettable for all involved

Dion Lewis leads the Patriots in rushing with 180 yards. Stephan Savoia/AP

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis isn't playing the reminiscing game this week.

With a Sunday night road game against the Colts ahead, an obvious storyline is that Lewis -- who has exploded onto the scene in New England -- will be returning to face the team that employed him for a seven-day stint in September of 2014.

Asked what he remembers about that time, Lewis said simply, "Not much. I was only there for a short amount of time. My focus is on preparing for this week and trying to go out there and make sure I'm as ready as possible for my team."

This naturally calls for a refresher course.

The Colts had signed Lewis to a two-year contract on Sept. 10, looking to bolster depth behind Trent Richardson, Ahmad Bradshaw and Dan Herron while also potentially tapping Lewis as a returner. But Lewis was inactive for the one game he was with the Colts -- a 30-27 loss to the Eagles on ESPN's Monday Night Football -- and ultimately cut because Colts defensive tackle Arthur Jones sustained an ankle injury and general manager Ryan Grigson felt more depth was needed to account for Jones being out.

So the Colts signed defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles off the Patriots' practice squad and bumped Lewis off the 53-man roster. Lewis remained out of football the rest of the year.

"That was a long time ago and I’m not going to elaborate on anything there," Colts coach Chuck Pagano said of Lewis' stop in Indianapolis on Wednesday. "[He's] a great player playing at a high level right now."

As for Lewis' ties to the Colts, he didn't want to get into questions about whether the Colts gave him a fair chance in 2014, or anything else relating to his time there.

When I asked him if seven days was quick enough to develop a bond with any former Colts teammates, he said, "I'm just focused on the bond I have with my teammates here. That bond means a lot to me, so I'm going to work as hard as I can to make sure we get this win on Sunday."