Tommylee Lewis will forever be attached to "the play". And now, as he's looking for a chance for redemption, he'll have to fight through some more adversity to do just that.

Lewis, a former New Orleans Saints receiver/kick returner, who is maybe best known for being part of the no-call pass interference play in the NFC Championship Game against the Los Angeles Rams following the 2018 season, was waived by the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday, before being put on injured reserve after clearing waivers.

Officially, Lewis was waived with an injury designation, and then after clearing waivers he reverted back to IR.

Lewis missed several practices with a lingering hamstring injury in camp.

The 27-year old Lewis played his college football at Northern Illinois, before signing with the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

In three seasons with the Saints, Lewis appeared in 34 games.

The 5-foot-8, 168-pound Lewis caught 20 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns in his NFL career, all with the Saints, as a receiver, while averaging 9.3 yards on 36 punt returns and 22.0 yards on 24 kickoff returns as a return man.

Lewis signed a reserve/futures contract with the Saints back in January, before being waived in early August.

The Panthers signed Lewis on August 16, before he was waived on Wednesday.


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