The Patriots have acquired receiver Greg Lewis from the Philadelphia Eagles for an undisclosed draft pick, the Boston Globe has confirmed.
The draft pick is expected to be a fifth-rounder, although that has not been confirmed by either team.
Lewis, 29, has spent the first six years of his career with the Eagles. He has three years remaining on his current contract, which the Patriots would inherit in a trade (barring a restructure/renegotiation). He is scheduled to earn $650,000 in 2009, $670,000 in 2010 and $725,000 in 2011.
The speedy Lewis (6-0, 180) totaled 19 receptions for 247 yards last season, with one touchdown.
First-year Patriots director of pro personnel Jason Licht spent five years with the Eagles, so it's possible that this reported move could have come with his strong recommendation. The Patriots lost No. 3 receiver Jabar Gaffney to the Broncos, and Lewis figures to vie for that role.