Cut from the NFL, players find new careers

Cut from the NFL, players find new careers

Credit: Getty Images

Cornerback Roy Lewis #34 of the Seattle Seahawks breaks up a fourth down pass to Patrick Crayton #12 of the San Diego Chargers on their final possession at Qwest Field on September 26, 2010 in Seattle, Washington.

Print
Email
|

by JAKE WHITTENBERG / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 8:09 AM

With the NFL season under way, many players are watching the games from the couch. That includes former Seattle Seahawks cut from the roster before the regular season started.

Away from the glamorous life of the NFL, it’s time for them to find a new career.

Former Seahawks cornerback Roy Lewis is left to re-invent himself. He and his brothers are starting a construction company as Lewis adjusts to a new life away from football.

"Football still gets my blood pumping, but I am really looking forward to this," Lewis said.

Lewis was claimed off waivers by the Seahawks in 2009. Following the 2010 season, Lewis was presented with the Steve Largent Award and the team's Man of the Year Award.

Prior to the Seahawks, he played for the University of Washington and won a Super Bowl ring with the Pittsburgh Steelers. But a knee injury forced the team to buy out his contract in 2012.

Lewis is satisfied with his five years in the NFL and ready for a new challenge. But unfortunately, he says, the injuries won't go away.

"It will be a lot more thumbs and nail injuries," he laughs. "It’s self-inflicted and not anyone coming and trying to destroy you."

Print
Email
|