After six years with the Philadelphia Eagles, Lewis was acquired by the Patriots on March 5 in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick. He expects to compete for playing time behind starters Randy Moss and Wes Welker in New England and contribute on special teams, where he has experience in a number of roles, including as a gunner on punt coverage.
Lewis has yet to work with Brady, who missed almost all of last season because of a knee injury and subsequent surgery.
"Well, I didn't graduate with a Ph.D., or an M.D., or any of those doctor's terms, so I can't describe what he looks like or what he is," Lewis said Monday on a conference call. "I know that when I get out there, whatever he asks me to do, I'm going to be ready to do it and I'm going to try to do it."
"I met (Brady) today at a workout in the locker room, and he came up to me and welcomed me to the team," Lewis said. "He seemed like a great guy. I've seen him on film do great things, and I'm just looking forward to (getting to work)."
The Patriots' No. 3 wide receiver for the past couple of seasons, Jabar Gaffney, left to sign a free-agent contract with the Denver Broncos.
Lewis said he wasn't surprised by the trade and "could sort of see the writing on the wall" with the Eagles.
"I have no ill feelings toward anything that took place in Philadelphia," Lewis said. "I moved on, they moved on and I got a fresh start here."
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