San Francisco 49ers

Name  Michael Lewis
Born  4/29/1980
Height  6-1
Weight  222
College  Colorado
Description: The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports Lewis worked out for the Rams on Tuesday.
Insight: James Butler has an MCL sprain, so the Rams appear to be in the market for a safety. (
10/4/2010 8:04:00 PM
Description: NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reports, via Twitter, that the 49ers have released Lewis.
Insight: Rookie Taylor Mays will take over as the 49ers' starting strong safety. (
10/1/2010 7:29:00 PM
Description: 49ers SS Michael Lewis has reportedly requested his release. SOURCE: Matthew Barrows via Twitter
Insight: Lewis was benched in favor of Reggie Smith after some below average play and struggling in run support. He's worth holding onto in deeper IDP leagues as a team like St. Louis, who could use an upgrade at SS, might come a knockin'.
5/12/2010 12:06:00 PM
Description: Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee "guesses" Lewis will open the season as the 49ers' starting strong safety.
Insight: Barrows believes Lewis, who is scheduled to make $16.5 million over the next three seasons, will gradually give way to rookie Taylor Mays. If Mays impresses during training camp, the team could cut ties with Lewis. (
4/26/2010 10:46:00 AM
Description: The Sacramento Bee reports that 49ers' GM Trent Baalke said Lewis will remain the team's starting strong safety even though they drafted Taylor Mays.
Insight: This may change if Mays proves himself capable in training camp. (
1/13/2010 10:18:00 PM
Description: Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat speculates that Lewis could be on the 49ers' roster bubble this offseason.
Insight: Lewis had concussion issues in 2009, but he is fairly effective as an in-the-box safety. Unless the team brings in a potential replacement, he seems to have a good chance of returning to San Francisco. (
Probable11/11/2009 10:14:00 AM
Description: According to, Lewis (left quad) returned to practice on Tuesday and will play on Thursday night against Chicago.
Insight: This is bad news for Matt Forte owners, as Lewis is effective playing "in the box" as a run-stopping safety. (
Questionable11/9/2009 10:11:00 AM
Description: According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Lewis (left quad) left Sunday's game against Tennessee with a strained left quad.
Insight: With the 49ers' playing this Thursday night against Chicago, Lewis may wind up missing that game since it's such a short week. Mark Roman would likely start in his place if he can't go, which would help the Bears' offense. (
Probable10/29/2009 12:04:00 PM
Description: According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Lewis (concussion) is expected to start on Sunday against Indianapolis.
Insight: Lewis will get thrown right into the fire against Peyton Manning and company. (SportsBuff.com0
Questionable10/27/2009 11:21:00 AM
Description: According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Lewis (concussion) said he expects to practice fully this week.
Insight: Lewis has had concussion issues recently, but if he is medically cleared he is an improvement over Mark Roman as the 49ers prepare to face a prolific Indianapolis offense. (
Questionable10/22/2009 11:41:00 AM
Description: According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Lewis (concussion) was limited in practice on Wednesday and his status for Week 7 against Houston is up in the air.
Insight: Mark Roman would likely start in Lewis' place if he can't go this week. (
Questionable10/13/2009 11:40:00 PM
Description: Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that he does not expect Lewis (concussion) to miss the rest of 2009.
Insight: The 49ers have a bye in Week 6, and after that Lewis' status is up in the air. (
10/6/2008 9:38:00 AM
Description: Lewis left Sunday's loss to the Patriots after straining his right elbow. He initially hurt that elbow in a Week 3 matchup with the Lions.
Insight: There was no report of the severity after the game, so we'll have to see what the word is this week. It'll be hard to imagine Lewis missing a shot at the team that gave up on him (Philly), though, next week, unless he really can't go. (