The free-agent contract signed by veteran defensive lineman Damione Lewis with the Patriots is a one-year deal. Lewis will earn a base salary of $1.15 million. The contract includes a $50,000 signing bonus, a $50,000 workout bonus and $250,000 in incentives.
The pact seems to reflect that the Patriots might have had some competition for Lewis, as it is more than the minimum for a player of his experience. Still, this seems like a low-risk move for the Patriots.