Former Vol LaTroy Lewis Finds an NFL Home

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    After going undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, former Tennessee defensive lineman LaTroy Lewis has finally found a home in the NFL.

    Lewis took to Twitter Sunday evening to celebrate signing a contract with the Oakland Raiders. Lewis had received a camp invite shortly after the conclusion of the 2017 draft, and he did enough to earn a contract with Oakland.

    A couple hours later, a report from Michael Gehlken, a beat reporter covering the Oakland Raiders for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, confirmed that Lewis had signed a three-year contract with the Raiders after standing out in their minicamp.

    Lewis now joins Cordarrelle Patterson as former Vols under contract on Oakland’s roster. Former Vol offensive lineman Dylan Wiesman also received a camp invite for the Raiders along with Lewis, but no reports have surfaced about Wiesman signing a deal.

    As a senior, Lewis set career-highs in tackles (36) and sacks (2.5) while also earning four tackles for loss in 12 games. In his 44 career games (including 10 starts) with the Vols, Lewis totaled 77 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, and eight quarterback hurries.

    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.