Raven LB Lewis a fan of Houston RB Foster

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When he walked over to Andre Johnson on the sideline and bowed in front of him after the receiver scored a touchdown on Saturday, Johnson told him with a smile: “Man, get out of my face.” Then there was the time Foster texted Johnson pictures of him feeding ducks.

“You get a text message from your teammate and you’re thinking it’s something important, something they have to say and it’s a picture of him feeding ducks,” Johnson said, laughing. “I don’t know what that was all about, but he does stuff like that. It keeps you laughing.”

Lewis didn’t say if he’s been on the receiving end of any such shenanigans. But he saw another side of Foster and decided early on that he would make him one of the players he hopes to guide in his career.

“That’s one of my next young ones, that whatever I can do for him I’m going to do for him,” Lewis said. “And that’s the thing that I kind of got caught with, was his humility and who he is as a young man and the thing that drives him.”

Of course, Lewis won’t let his personal feelings get in the way of his task on Sunday. The Ravens held Foster to 49 yards rushing in a 29-14 win in October and know containing him this week will be a key to the game.

Lewis is also concerned about fellow running back Ben Tate and knows he could factor in to Sunday’s game, too.

“You can’t even really say he’s a number two back, you got to say that he’s a 1A and 1B, because he comes in and he gives a different kind of slash than Arian does,” Lewis said of Tate. “Arian is a sleek cruiser, and Ben is more of a downhill, quick burst, really get downhill and fight for some tough yards. I just think they’ve got two good, good, good backs.”

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