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Eagles Trade WR Lewis To Patriots

Two of the biggest games of Greg Lewis' career came against the New England Patriots.

Now he's one of them.

The Eagles dealt Lewis on Thursday to New England along with an undisclosed draft pick in 2010 in return for an undisclosed pick in this year's draft. A rookie free agent in 2003, Lewis carved out a nice career with the Eagles catching 127 passes for 1,699 yards and seven touchdowns in 90 games. This past season, Lewis notched the first 100-yard game of his career in the season opener against the Rams (five catches, 104 yards) and finished the year with 19 catches for 247 yards and one touchdown.

It was against the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX where he became the first wide receiver in Eagles history to catch a touchdown pass in the championship game. Lewis' 30-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter brought the Eagles within three points. Against the undefeated Patriots in 2007, Lewis caught four passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles nearly pulled off the upset.

Lewis' best season came in 2005 when he was a full-time starter. He caught 48 passes for 561 yards and a touchdown while starting in all 16 games. The following year, 20 of Lewis' 24 catches went for a first down and 13 of those receptions occurred on third down. The Eagles signed Lewis to a five-year contract extension during the 2004 campaign that runs through 2011. With Lewis' departure, there are only five players on the Eagles roster who played in Super Bowl XXXIX - David Akers, Sheldon Brown, Donovan McNabb, Quintin Mikell and Brian Westbrook.

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