Lewis and Lewis to Battle
When the 49ers signed free-agent safety Michael Lewis earlier this month, many assumed Lewis and Mark Roman would be awarded the two starting spots in the team’s defensive backfield.
Not so fast, said Nolan, who insisted three-year veteran Keith Lewis would get a chance to win a starting role this summer. The Sacramento native’s insertion into the starting lineup in Week 9 last season coincided with the team’s defensive resurgence, and he finished second on the team in tackles.
“Keith is used to competition,” Nolan said. “He’s been brought up, he’s been knocked down. Competition doesn’t scare him. I like that about him.”
Source: [Matthew Barrows – Sacramento Bee]