Dion Lewis agrees to 4-year deal with Tennessee Titans

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The New England Patriots' two most high-profile free agents both will play their football in Nashville this season.

The Tennessee Titans have apparently made a decision to jump into the free agent arms race with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The 27-year-old ran for 896 yards and six touchdowns on 180 carries this past year, and his 5.0 yards per carry ranked third among qualified players. He'll also be reunited with former teammate Logan Ryan as well as Malcolm Butler, who also agreed to a deal with the Titans on Tuesday.

The contract has been reported as four years in length and will pay Lewis as a "top 10 running back".

Add in the fact this year's free-agent class is generally thin at the running back position after Le'Veon Bell received the franchise tag from the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Lewis is poised to cash in wherever he ultimately lands.

He's the exact type of shifty, dual-threat back the Titans needed in the backfield alongside Henry.

Tennessee quickly has become a gathering place for ex-Patriots under general manager Jon Robinson, a former New England exec.

The 2018 season will feature a reunion, as the Patriots and Titans are scheduled to square off at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.

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