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Jets acquire Alex Lewis from Baltimore for a conditional seventh round pick

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The Jets made a trade Monday afternoon, acquiring guard Alex Lewis from the Ravens for a conditional seventh round pick.

Lewis was a fourth round pick of Baltimore’s in 2016.

His career has been plagued by injuries and inconsistent play. Due to various neck, shoulder, and ankle ailments, Lewis has only suited up for 20 of a possible 48 games in his career.

Ravens beat reporter Jeff Zrebiec indicates Lewis’ decision to rehab his latest injury away from the team might have been the last straw in Baltimore.

Lewis passed his physical with the Ravens today, meaning the team could cut him without paying an injury settlement if no trade partner was found. The Jets’ interest rendered that moot.

I don’t think this deal would make much news if the Jets didn’t have a new general manager. It appears to be pretty inconsequential on paper unlike last week’s signing of Ryan Kalil. Lewis will likely be competing for a backup spot on the offensive line, and the Jets didn’t give up much of anything to obtain his services. I tend to doubt this deal will have much of a major impact on either team.