LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va.- The Washington Redskins announced Thursday that they signed wide receiver Lance Lewis to the team's active roster from its practice squad. Terms of the deal were not known. In addition, the team signed wide receiver Josh Bellamy to its practice squad and placed wide receiver Leonard Hankerson on the Reserve/Injured list.
The 6-foot-2, 207-pound Lewis originally signed with the Redskins as a college free agent on May 2, 2012 before being released on Aug. 27, 2012. He re-signed with the Redskins on May 14, 2013. Following being waived on Aug. 31, the team added him to its practice squad on Sept. 1.
Lewis completed his collegiate career at East Carolina, where he placed a school-record 22 receiving touchdowns and exited the program while ranking third in school history with 149 career receptions and ranking fifth with 1,716 receiving yards.
Lewis, 24, attended Concord High School in North Carolina and led the Spiders to state championships in both football and basketball as a senior. He was born on Nov. 8, 1988.
The 6-foot, 206-pound Bellamy originally signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as a college free agent on April 30, 2012. He spent the first 13 weeks of the 2012 season on the Chiefs' practice squad before being added to the active roster on Dec. 8. Bellamy appeared in three games, registered five kickoff returns for 101 yards and two special teams tackles. The Chiefs waived him on Aug. 31, 2013 before signing with the San Diego Chargers' practice squad on Sept. 10. The Chargers released Bellamy from the practice squad on Nov. 19.
Bellamy, 24, finished his collegiate career at Louisville, playing in 26 career games with 17 starts, catching 53 passes for 681 yards with seven receiving touchdowns.
Bellamy attended Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport, Fla. He was born on May 18, 1989. The Redskins in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft drafted Hankerson, 24. He played in Washington's first 10 games this season with a career-high seven starts. He recorded 30 receptions for 375 yards (12.5 average) and tied a career season high with three receiving touchdowns.