CALGARY - At 32 years old, there’s no getting around the fact that Nik Lewis isn’t the player he once was.
But while Lewis, the football player, is trying to regain his health and find ways to reinvent himself in his 11th CFL season, Lewis, the teammate and the man, is just starting to find his niche.
Coming off the first major injury of his career — a season-ending broken ankle last August — Lewis spent his off-season rehabbing, spent his training camp trying to find his football legs, and has now spent the first month of the season in and out of the Calgary Stampeders lineup for the first time in his career.
Still brash, outspoken and confident he’ll eventually return to being the player that currently sits 12th on the CFL’s all-time receiving yards list, Lewis, who’s expected to be inactive due to ratio issues Friday when the B.C. Lions come to town (8 p.m., TSN, News Talk 770), believes he’s done a whole lot of growing up over the past couple years.