Falcons extend DT Trey Lewis, sign TE Robbie Agnone

Falcons defensive tackle Trey Lewis signed a contract extension with the team on Thursday. (Curtis Compton/Ccompton@ajc.com)

Falcons defensive tackle Trey Lewis signed a contract extension with the team on Thursday. (Curtis Compton/Ccompton@ajc.com)

Falcons defensive tackle Trey Lewis was signed to a contract extension and tight end Robbie Agnone was also signed on Thursday.

Last season, Lewis played in the season opener against Pittsburgh and had two tackles. He was inactive for the remaining 15 regular season games.

Lewis was drafted by the Falcons in the sixth round (185th overall) of the 2007 draft.

Agnone was on the practice squad last season before being placed on injured reserve after suffering an ankle injury.

He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Washington Redskins following the 2009 NFL Draft and spent the 2009 season on the New England Patriots practice squad.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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February 17th, 2011
8:22 pm


February 17th, 2011
8:25 pm

After his second knee injury i was fearful that trey wouldn’t be the player that the FALCONS had believed he would be!!!


February 17th, 2011
8:28 pm

Wow! That’s some front page news right there! I’ll be up all night thinking about signing a 3rd string DT that was inactive the last 15 games of the season.

Give me tingles all over!


February 17th, 2011
8:31 pm

Trey Lewis played great in pre-season, collapsing the pocket. I was surprised he didn’t see much action in the regular season.

Falcon James

February 17th, 2011
8:39 pm

doonie 1

February 17th, 2011
9:05 pm

Glad to see Trey resigned hope that he can be the push up the middle the falcons need

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February 17th, 2011
9:28 pm

I like this. Trey Lewis still has promise, it’s just that it took so long to get back with those knees. He’s good in run support, and doesn’t cost much. Nice guy to have around.

Ted Striker

February 17th, 2011
9:28 pm

Thanks for the report, D-Led. Appreciate you.


February 17th, 2011
10:02 pm

Thanks Larry I needed that laugh!!!!! WTF are they thinking??? If they see something promising in him why didn’t he play last year???


February 17th, 2011
11:41 pm

I hope one of these DE’s drop to our pick…we need tons of pass rush help!!!


February 18th, 2011
12:46 am

if trey can stay healthy he will be a good keep…. had a good rookie season but hasnt been able to come back 100%


February 18th, 2011
1:44 am

It’s been three years, the knee is as healthy as it’s going to get…

I’m mildly surprised by this move, but if the price is right, why not?

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February 18th, 2011
1:58 am

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February 18th, 2011
5:07 am

If Trey Lewis can’t stay healthy this year. The Falcons need to cut their loses. He hasn’t consistently helped the team in over three years…

Runnin With The Dawgs

February 18th, 2011
7:29 am

Trey Lewis hasn’t been in a game in so long that I forgot we had him. Good move.


February 18th, 2011
7:39 am

I still say Kerry Meier is a bigger version of Steve Largent.


February 18th, 2011
7:50 am

I think they are waiting to re-sign “bigger names” after this CBA stuff is done….make no mistake though people. A lockout looms and the potential for it to happen is very real

The Real Falcon

February 18th, 2011
8:06 am


February 18th, 2011
11:30 am

Signing Lewis means…that Peria Jerry isn’t healed at all!! If Jerry was healed they wouldn’t need to re-sign an inactive player for another two years.

Ken Strickland

February 18th, 2011
8:04 pm

The resigning of DT TLewis likely signals the end of the line for JAnderson as a Falcon. Also, JAnderson has far more trade value than TLewis, and since both are backups, it makes more economic sense to resign Lewis and trade Anderson.

Jee Willikers

February 19th, 2011
10:43 am

Same old tired moves. How about something we can get excited about!

Ken Strickland

February 19th, 2011
11:17 am

JEE WILLIKERS-Is your life so boring that you need to visit these blogs looking for excitement? What about getting excited about the future of a team that just went 13-3, and that was with TLewis on it’s roster. What about getting excited about the return of TE TGonzalez, or getting WR KMeier and OLB SWeatherspoon back healthy?

Trust me, how the Falcon’s choose to do build their roste,r and who they choose to build it with, has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do WITH GETTING YOU EXCITED.


February 19th, 2011
4:24 pm

D Led, is Trey Lewis healthy? I believe he is a capable player when healthy. He will allow the Falcons to trade JA98.

Big Ray

February 19th, 2011
7:37 pm

Falcons shoring up their DT depth, nothing more. You do have to have depth, and Lewis knows the system. But he lost his spot to Corey Peters, as Peria Jerry is apt to find out as well, when OTAs come around. Peters will be stronger and smarter. Lewis and Jerry have to worry about health first, then playmaking.

Falcons relax

February 19th, 2011
9:10 pm

Some of you falcons fans blow. This is good that we’re keeping trey lewis. Of course it isn’t big time news but its about keeping a player who knows the system, is a good backup, and will be an asset instead of a liability like Jamal Anderson. Its only until someone gets hurt and then when a back up gets put in and can’t do the job the fans start screamin, “OH YEAH! AND DRAFT ANOTHER (INSERT) BECAUSE THEY COUDLN’T DO SQUAT WHEN IN THE GAME!” I.E. Chris Owens. You don’t have to worry about trey lewis being one of those guys because hes actually good.

THe main thing that keeps a playoff contending team a playoff contender IS THE BACK UPS because injuries are a part of the game in football. Jeez most on here don’t know football. Can tell by the hatership

Ken Strickland

February 19th, 2011
9:24 pm

I don’t have anything concrete to go on, but I have a feeling our DL is going to get it done next season, both against the run and the pass. This upcoming season will be DE KBiermann’s 4th, 2nd as a starter, and I believe he will be his breakout season. TD hit a homerun when he picked DT CPeters, who will be even better next season. DT JBabineaux had an off season for him, and I believe he’ll rebound. There’s no reason not to expect a repeat of this past yrs probowl performance from DE JAbraham.

Backup DT’s VWalker, TJohnson and TLewis are good enough to be starters on a lot of NFL teams. We definitely have to get better and deeper at OLB, because age(MPeterson) hurt us at one OLB position and youth and injuries (SWeatherspoon) hurt us at the other OLB position. If we don’t spend another 1st rd draft pick on another starting caliber OLB, we need to resign MPeterson as a backup OLB/MLB and slide SNicholas into his starting spot. I like the look of having SNicholas and SWeatherspoon at OLB and CLofton at MLB, with a combination of BWoods, RJames, CWire, SAdkins or MPeterson as backups.

At CB, I see COwens having a struggle holding onto a roster spot after his miserable playoff performance at nickel back. With the release of safety EColeman, maybe the plan is to move one of our CB’s to backup safety. BWilliams has the size and smarts to make the move, and DFranks also has the size.

I’d like to know if TD and Smitty have any interest at this point in resigning RB JNorwood. I believe resigning RT TClabo will be a top priorty, since replacing a Pro Bowl caliber OT won’t be easy by a long shot. Does TD and Smitty think enough of LT SBakers improvement down the stretch for them not to go after a potential replacement? I don’t see them keeping our entire OL intact for next yr, so the biggest issue will be which of our FA OG’s will be resign, or will we decide not to resign either one.

The biggest problems we had last yr wasn’t with a lack of talent, but our inability to take full advantage of what we had. Offensively, we were too predictable and lacked flexibility and imagination, and the same can be said for our DEF. With the kind of speed and talent we have at DT with PJerry, CPeters and JBabineaux, at DE with KBiermann and Pro Bowler JAbraham, and at OLB with SWeatherspoon, CLofton, MPeterson and SNicholas, our inability to generate an effective pass rush definitely isn’t due to a lack of talent.


February 20th, 2011
10:50 am

the falcons need to sign play makers at wide reciever and runningback.they need homerun hitters at both positions to go along with what they already have plus defensive help on the line and secondary.don’t waste money on tightends

Falcons relax

February 20th, 2011
12:24 pm

@ Ken Strickland. Thank you, I said the same thing about bierrmann. Next season is when he will take the next step. Falcons forget Brent Grimes wasn’t a pro bowl CB in his 1st year starting. You have to give guys time to develop. It was bierrmans first year starting all downs. Our d-line is super deep and that bolds well for our defense. But I disagree with re-signing clabo as top priority because he went to the pro bowl.

Clabo went because of injuries and because of the packers SB run. His pro bowl appearance doesn’t excite me. Clabo isn’t good against good pass rushers and can’t pass block. I would let him walk if he asks for too much money, which wouldn’t surprise me SINCE HE WAS UNDRAFTED. This draft is deep in o-lineman and d-lineman. Personally I think rebuilding the WHOLE O-LINE IS TOP PRIORITY. Draft pouncey in the 1st round. Re-sign Dahl, and let blalock and clabo go and start Mike Johnson and if Garret Reynolds isn’t up to speed then draft a RT and get DE for the future of Abes spot.

Mike is back

February 20th, 2011
6:24 pm

DLed, I’m cautiously optimistic about the Trey Lewis extension…we need a dude that weighs at lease 330 to anchor the middle of the line…all elite defenses have one…Jerry is looking like a…well you know the rest…hopefully this is a sign that Trey may be finally ready to make contribution again…at 343 we could sorely use him to help anchor the middle.

I like this pick from Canes…especially where we pick in the draft…their players skills translate well in with the NFL.

Mike is back

February 20th, 2011
7:00 pm

Falcons relax, I love the Bierrman…however, I think dude would be much better off without all the acronym associated with the scrub from the Atlanta Housewives…dudes needs to go back to his roots…forget about that scrub on the Atlanta Housewives…get something new and fresh.

He’s a young cat…why jeopardized your future…on a racehorse with a ton a miles on her…when there are fresh racehorses abound…how many promising young players have we seen succumb to this fate…that’s the problems with the ATL Housewives…they all got a slew of miles on them…and in most cases…a slew of problems. lol

I hope the BierMan does have a brake out seaon …next season…if there is a next season…cuz dude is a stud…I thought the BierMan would take that left DE spot and run with it…to me he kind of slip off this season…hence the reason we are talking about drafting a DE in the draft…I can’t help but think ole girl had something to do with…did I mention OLD GIRL…ooops…my bad.


February 21st, 2011
8:42 pm

Falcons relax

February 23rd, 2011
6:32 pm

@ Mike is Back Trey Lewis is 320 lbs. And the defenses that have 320 DT are mostly 3-4 defenses based on the NT. And Bierman had a great pre-season. But didn’t do enough to finish plays. Have to give it time. I think one more off-season and he will be fine. In My opinion if we draft a DE it will be for Abe’s spot for the future