In a new occasional feature, we're going to briefly highlight any of the lesser-known players that make an impact at camp. Today, we focus on Neville Hewitt.
What he did:
Hewitt has been consistently making plays with the second unit throughout camp and had another active day yesterday:
Where he came from:
Hewitt was an undrafted free agent who spent his first three seasons with the Miami Dolphins. He contributed well on special teams and started seven games due to injuries in his first two seasons.
However, last season, Hewitt didn't make it through final cuts and spent most of the year on the practice squad. He was activated late in the season and had just one tackle in six games.
Hewitt has a good chance at making the roster with Kevin Pierre-Louis having been injured over the last week. Entering camp, the expected plan was for Pierre-Louis to replace Avery Williamson and operate as a coverage linebacker in some subpackages. If Hewitt makes the team ahead of him, he could be used in that fashion, although the team may simply opt to revert to using Williamson in a three-down role.
More on Hewitt:
Here's our in-depth scouting report on Hewitt.