New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis will play tonight against his team's AFC East rivals, the Miami Dolphins, according to reports.
According to Ian Rapoport, Lewis will play tonight against the Dolphins despite being listed as questionable due to an abdominal injury.
The running back has been a rising star in the Patriots offense so far this season, but was recently stricken with an abdominal injury that caused him to sit out of his team's win against another divisional rival, the New York Jets, on Sunday.
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After unsuccessful stints with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Indianapolis Colts, the 25-year-old looks like he has finally found a place he can call home in New England, and is looking like a very promising dual-threat back.
This season marks his best ever in the NFL, as he has achieved 201 rushing yards and two touchdowns from 40 carries, and 256 receiving yards and a touchdown from 26 catches. He has turned into a fine replacement for former Patriots back Shane Vereen, who left the AFC East side for the Giants during the offseason.
Lewis will play as an important part of the offense tonight, as he will be the get-out-jail-free player for when his quarterback Tom Brady faces off against the Dolphins' pass rush. If no options are available downfield and the pocket is closing in, the 25-year-old will be the one which the two-time NFL MVP turns to in order to get rid of the football.
He has shown this season that he is good at juking his opponents, as recently demonstrated against the Dallas Cowboys when Lewis juked past two defenders close to the endzone in order to run in and score a touchdown. This is something which the Dolphins must watch out for tonight when the 25-year-old gets the ball.