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WR Lewis signs rookie contract with Bills


Bills seventh-round pick Dezmin Lewis is now under contract. The rookie wide receiver officially signed with Buffalo on Wednesday.

Lewis, who was the club's last member of the 2015 draft class, and taken in the seventh round was an accomplished college receiver at Central Arkansas posting more than 2,600 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns.

"I'm just thankful I've got this opportunity to be in Buffalo and make a name for myself," Lewis said.

The most attractive quality to Lewis' game for the Bills personnel department was his height. At 6-4, 212 pounds, Lewis is already the tallest wideout on Buffalo's roster. But the seventh-round pick knows height alone won't land him a spot on the 53-man roster.

"(I'm trying to) make a good impression," Lewis said. "I know the playbook and the installs we have right now. So I know my routes. I pick up on playbooks well. When the vets get here it'll be a learning process for me. I know my reps will be cut and the reps I get I have to take advantage of and learn from the vets."

Lewis has built-in respect for the experienced players he'll be working with in Buffalo's wide receivers room. At the same time he remains confident in his abilities.

"I know this is a transition," said Lewis. "I'm not just going to come in and take somebody's spot instantly. I have to work, learn and continue to get better every day. I'll be mentally tough and continue to learn and when it's my turn I'll be ready."

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