Lewis earns NFLEL honor

FRANKFURT, Germany-- Wide receiver Jermaine Lewis earned NFL Europe Special Teams Player of the Week honors after leading Frankfurt to a 20-10 win over Cologne last week.

Lewis, one of Houston's allocated players, blocked a punt in the fourth quarter and recovered it in the end zone, giving the Galaxy a 14-3 lead.

"It's a great honor," Lewis said Tuesday. "It's always nice to be recognized by the league for doing something good on special teams."

The Texans signed Lewis as a free agent on Feb. 3. He knows his best shot to make Houston's roster is on special teams.

"I have no problem playing special teams," Lewis said. "If that's what they need me to do, then that's what I'm going to do. I'll be a special teams all star for them.

"I think it makes a statement because special teams is a very important part of the game. It sets up the offense and the defense."

Lewis added one special teams tackle at Cologne. He also caught one pass for 32 yards in Frankfurt's season-opening win over Amsterdam.

Lewis' honor marked the second consecutive week one of the Texans' allocated player earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors. Rhein cornerback Rober' Freeman shared the award after returning a kickoff for a touchdown in Week 1.


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