The Houston Gamblers are bringing in some help with the secondary as they sign safety Isaiah Lewis.
Houston made the announcement of Lewis’ signing on their Twitter page Tuesday night. They also announced in the same tweet sent out that he would be placed on the inactive list.
Lewis spent his college career with Colorado where he played in 43 games during his five-year career there. He finished his time in Colorado with 126 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack, 11 pass deflections, and three interceptions. After only playing four games last season, Lewis entered the transfer portal back in November in the hopes of finding a new home.
It was until January that he decided to skip his last year of eligibility for college and enter the 2023 NFL Draft. Lewis was not drafted in the NFL Draft just a few weeks ago.
The secondary of Houston has seen some growth in their play with plenty of improvement still needed. Houston’s unit allowed the third most passing yards per game in the USFL this season with 206.5 per game. The Gamblers have good play coming from the safety position already with Manny Bunch being the third leading tackler on the team with 23.
It’s unknown how Lewis will be used in this defense as it could mean they might have suffered an injury to the secondary that is resulting in them making a move. Lewis has all the capabilities to be a pro safety with a good frame and good instincts with his reads. His challenges come with his aggressive nature drawing penalties and needs more quickness and strength with getting off blocks. He makes for an intriguing prospect that could eventually develop into a potential starter for Houston given the right support around him.