Rams eager to see a healthy Terrell Lewis in 2022

IRVINE — Terrell Lewis welcomed Bobby Wagner to the Rams by constantly praising him for his past accomplishments with the Seattle Seahawks. It was probably flattering at first for Wagner to hear Lewis say that he grew up watching him, but then it got old and that’s the last thing an 11-year veteran looking for a fresh start wants – to feel old.

Lewis noticed the slight irritation from Wagner and decided to have fun with it. He pestered Wagner like a diehard Star Wars fan would if they got to spend a weekend with Mark Hamill.

Lewis routinely shouted “L.O.B” in Wagner’s direction – the acronym for Legion of Boom and the moniker of the Seahawks’ dominant defense of the 2010s with Wagner running the show at middle linebacker.

“I used to tease him when he first got here to the point where he’s like, ‘Bro, chill out with that,’” said Lewis, a third-year outside linebacker. “I used to say ‘L.O.B.’ and he would be like, ‘Man, chill out. That’s old, that’s old.’”

Lewis, the Rams’ 2020 third-round pick, eventually dropped the act because he needed help from the future Hall of Famer. He’s also looking for a fresh start and Wagner provided guidance for ways he can take care of his body.

The 6-foot-5, 262-pound Lewis has the skill set to have his own productive career, but he’s struggled to stay on the field because of knee injuries. Last summer, Lewis missed training camp practices because of the knee, leading to another slow start. But the toughest setback for Lewis was being a healthy scratch for the Rams’ entire Super Bowl run.

The Rams hit pause on Lewis’ development after they acquired star outside linebacker Von Miller in the middle of the season. But with Miller now in Buffalo, Lewis has an opportunity to …read more

Source:: Los Angeles Daily News

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