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Text messages at 4 a.m. are usually either really good or really bad news.

For New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiver Tommylee Lewis, those 4 a.m. alerts are tips from former NFL coach Bill Parcells.

Parcells saw Lewis play at William T. Dwyer High in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Lewis said he and the legendary coach have stayed in contact over the years.

"We text back and forth, here and there," Lewis said. "He likes to text early in the morning, like 4 in the morning."



Parcells, who is friends with Lewis' high school coach, also vouched for another Dwyer High player, Jacoby Brissett, the former North Carolina State quarterback selected by the New England Patriots in the third round this year.

And when Lewis was going through the draft process as an under-the-radar prospect from Northern Illinois, Parcells reached out to Sean Payton, his former pupil, to recommend the 5-foot-7 receiver to the Saints albeit with a warning that Lewis wouldn't be tall.

"This was his guy," Payton said. "So, I don't know that we had great exposure with the tape, but we signed him right after the draft. And, shoot, I'm glad we did."

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5-foot-7 receiver to the Saints. The next Lance Moore
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5-foot-7 receiver to the Saints. The next Lance Moore
5' 7" 168 lbs ... needs to bulk up a tad.

Lance is a bit taller and at least 20 lbs heavier.
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He's 5'6" on one site. Not blazing speed either. Severe long shot even with an amazing preseason.
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does he have the heart and desire to make the most of his God given talents? hardest thing to measure and the saints seem to do a good job at chasing down these type of players.

Payton also compared Lewis to former NFL receiver David Patten

David Patton? That is a huge statement. Patton may not have had all the glory but when Brady needed those key yards at any time in a game, Patton was his man. Mr Reliable
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The 5'7 thing will turn other teams off, should be able to sneak him onto the practice squad then.
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does he have the heart and desire to make the most of his God given talents? hardest thing to measure and the saints seem to do a good job at chasing down these type of players.

Payton also compared Lewis to former NFL receiver David Patten

David Patton? That is a huge statement. Patton may not have had all the glory but when Brady needed those key yards at any time in a game, Patton was his man. Mr Reliable
I guess that means he made the team.
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TommyLee !

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He might make it to IR.
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