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Lewis waived goodbye to San Francico on Monday.

This is just speculation, but the fact that the Green Bay Packers lost starting strong safety Morgan Burnett to a season-ending ACL tear and the San Francisco 49ers released Micheal Lewis, the team’s opening-day starter at strong safety, seems like a nice coincidence.

Lewis had a falling out with coach Mike Singletary last week and left the team. He later asked for his release and his wish was granted, Monday. The beef with Singletary stems from the coach telling Lewis his starting spot was safe. He later reneged on his commitment and decided to go with rookie Taylor Mays.

Lewis is in his ninth season and he’s missed only one game due to injury in the past three. He’s recorded 11 tackles this season.

His best season in San Francisco came in 2007, when he posted 104 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble. Lewis started his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he was a Pro Bowler and All Pro in 2004, when he recorded 88 tackles, an interception and two forced fumbles.

Lewis’ best years may be behind him, but the Packers could do worse than signing a smart veteran while they wait to see if Atari Bigby will come off the physically unable to perform list.

Bigby is eligible to return after week six, but will likely take a couple weeks to get back into form.


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  1. joe October 5, 2010

    this wont happen… makes way too much sense. knowing ted thompson, he will bring in a saftey cut from someone elses practice squad or a UFA to start…

  2. ben October 5, 2010

    yes they need d-back but they also NEED a RUNNING BACK!!!!!!! Ted Thompson has done good things but some times does not do the obvious thing. Sign a running back and a d back. The Pack needs a super bowl ring and can’t do it with 2nd and 3rd stingers. But I hope the packers prove me wrong.

  3. John L October 5, 2010

    Wow- I like it, but it sounds like they will role the dice with Peprah and Martin until Bigby is back. This obviously goes against Ted’s M.O. so far.

  4. Abe Frohman October 5, 2010

    if TT is not going to pull the trigger on Lynch, why would we even entertain the idea that we’d make a run at Lewis?

    I mean if the answer at RB is to wait for Starks, then isn’t the answer at SS to wait for Bigby? We won’t do a damn thing here, either.

    from what I’ve read, Niner fans are glad to see this guy go.

  5. jeremy October 5, 2010

    It probubly won’t happen, but I wouldn’t be against getting the guy for depth. However, the last thing I want to see is a Safety who’s had no reps in Capers D back there. It’s way different than RB. I’d much rather they go with Martin and Peprah until Bigby gets back.

  6. Vijay October 5, 2010

    Not gonna happen, stop dreaming.