New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis returned to practice today and the coaching staff was not preparing for him. Just check out the reaction by running backs coach Ivan Fears (NSFW language):
RB coach Ivan Fears was surprised to see Dion Lewis back at practice pic.twitter.com/1sb2me3CN9— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) June 13, 2016
Fears is watching his backs go through the agility drill before he loses track of the players. All of a sudden, jersey number 33 lines up for the first time all camp and all Fears can say is, “Oh, shit, who’s this?”
Lewis has to be ahead of schedule, which is great news. I wouldn’t be shocked if he were ready and able to go for week 1 of this upcoming season (sound the horns, fantasy football players). While he is not yet at 100%, he is seven months out of his ACL surgery and could be back at full strength for opening week.
Check out these other videos of Lewis at practice:
Here are the RBs, including Dion Lewis, going through drills. pic.twitter.com/YOZe80gcdk— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) June 13, 2016
Video: Overhead look of Dion Lewis planting left foot on route before he's unable to make catch. Some rust to shake. pic.twitter.com/SxPdNgbh8x— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) June 13, 2016
Here's more Dion Lewis. Good to see him out there today pic.twitter.com/4CkVeM8vpw— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) June 13, 2016
Video: RB Dion Lewis (33) is back at practice as he loosens up by cutting early in practice. pic.twitter.com/7Wy5ObqbTZ— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) June 13, 2016
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and presumptive and incumbent starting guard Shaq Mason both returned to the practice field, too.