Jets guard Alex Lewis has decided to retire per Rich Cimini
G Alex Lewis has decided to retire, per source. Was eliminated from playing for any team in 2021 last week when #Jets placed him on reserve/left squad list. In theory, could try comeback in ‘22, but it remains to be seen whether he has any desire to play again, source said.— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) August 18, 2021
Lewis, 29, played 24 games for the Jets in 2019 and 2020 (21 starts). Dealt with an off-the-field issue last season. Took a pay cut this offseason and lost job to Alijah Vera-Tucker. Last practice was Aug. 5, when he walked off with head injury. Left team after that. https://t.co/LsK1bQKHIC— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) August 18, 2021
The Jets acquired Lewis in a trade from Baltimore two summers ago.
As Cimini notes, Lewis also stepped away from the team last season. It seems like something is going on. We all send our best to him.