Mason's Lewis Signs With Giants

(Jonathan Newton - The Washington Post)
Monday, May 1, 2006

Former George Mason basketball star Jai Lewis watched the draft intermittently yesterday, not expecting to hear his name called. He figured the next stop in his attempted journey from the Final Four to the NFL would come after the draft, and he was correct.

His agent, Jeff Jankovich, spoke with at least four teams about Lewis yesterday before the 23-year-old decided to sign with the New York Giants as a free agent.

The Giants were one of 11 teams that sent representatives to Lewis's one-man combine on April 20. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Lewis later visited the Cincinnati Bengals' headquarters and worked out for the St. Louis Rams. Jankovich spoke with the Bengals, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Oakland Raiders yesterday.

The Giants' minicamp will begin on May 13, and Lewis said he doesn't even know what position he'll be playing. Most teams told him he was best suited for tackle; others said tight end was a possibility.

"I'm definitely anxious to see what happens," Lewis said last night.

-- Dan Steinberg

Mason's Lewis Signs With Giants

Former George Mason basketball star Jai Lewis watched the draft intermittently yesterday, not expecting to hear his name called. He figured the next stop in his attempted journey from the Final Four to the NFL would come after the draft, and he was correct.

His agent, Jeff Jankovich, spoke with at least four teams about Lewis yesterday before the 23-year-old decided to sign with the New York Giants as a free agent.

The Giants were one of 11 teams that sent representatives to Lewis's one-man combine on April 20. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Lewis later visited the Cincinnati Bengals' headquarters and worked out for the St. Louis Rams. Jankovich spoke with the Bengals, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Oakland Raiders yesterday.

The Giants' minicamp will begin on May 13, and Lewis said he doesn't even know what position he'll be playing. Most teams told him he was best suited for tackle; others said tight end was a possibility.

"I'm definitely anxious to see what happens," Lewis said last night.

-- Dan Steinberg

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