Buffalo Bills 2021 Player Profile: Cornerback Cam Lewis
What will Cam Lewis’ role be with the Buffalo Bills in 2021?
The Buffalo Bills signed Cam Lewis as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Buffalo in 2019. He spent 2019 on the practice squad and then in 2020 moved between the practice squad and active roster but looked to be heading towards the starting nickel job for the Bills.
In Week 5, Cam Lewis got his first career start with both Tre’Davious White and Levi Wallace inactive. Then in Week 6, Lewis was back in the starting lineup, however this time at nickel. This had the potential to be a more permanent move as Taron Johnson struggled to start the season and was benched.
It didn’t stay that way as Lewis played only 10 snaps against the Chiefs before suffering a wrist injury that would end up being season ending. This gave Taron Johnson a chance to return to the field and he responded by playing very well in the second half of the season and into the playoffs with numerous big plays, including the pick-six against the Baltimore Ravens.
Weight: 183 pounds
Years of Experience: 2
Cam Lewis appeared in five games last year and started two, Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans and Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He would finish the season with seven total tackles.
Expectations for the 2021 season with the Buffalo Bills
The cornerback depth chart is going to have plenty of moving pieces entering training camp and leading all the way up to the regular season. Cam Lewis is one that is likely going to be fighting for a roster spot but is in a good position to make the active roster this season.
The biggest reason is that he brings versatility to the position as he has experience both outside and inside as a slot corner. Even though, Lewis is unlikely to earn a starting job, he should be a key part of the Buffalo Bills in 2021.