Bills' Phillips rips Titans' Lewan in tweet barrage


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Jordan Phillips found another opening to beat Taylor Lewan — this time on social media.

Lewan, the Titans’ three-time Pro Bowl left tackle, gave a shout-out Monday on Twitter to Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson for his production as a first-round pick with a screen shot of Lawson’s stats through Sunday’s 14-7 win by Buffalo. Lawson had no tackles or sacks in the game.

Lewan’s swipe at Lawson on Twitter apparently was sparked by a postgame comment from Lawson on Sunday.

“We knew what his weakness was — he gives up inside moves and this was an inside game. He’s a fake tough guy … He was quiet today,” Lawson said.

Phillips, who had a career-high three sacks by halftime, took over.

The defensive tackle wrote that Lewan should get drug tested again and called him a “soft cry baby.” Phillips then shared a couple of videos of Lawson tying up Lewan so he could get his second sack followed by a tweet with a screen grab of a story for Lewan failing a drug test earlier this year with “People don’t forget (at)taylorlewan77.”

Then the Bills lineman, who played the Titans and Lewan twice last season, first with the Dolphins and then Buffalo, tweeted out a screen grab of the Titans left tackle unconscious in the 2018 season opener at Miami with the hashtag “NSFW” to Lewan. The Titans tackle missed the next game with a concussion.

Although the Bills and Titans aren’t slated to face each other again this season, it’s likely that Lawson and Lewan will cross paths in Arizona. Apparently, the two players have done so while training during the offseason as Lawson tweeted he hopes to see him there during the offseason.

Lewan responded to Lawson by calling him “tired as f—” while Lewan was “crushing workouts.”

In that 2018 game against the Dolphins, Lewan was knocked out of the game after being hit by then-Miami defensive lineman Andre Branch. Lewan laid on the field for a few seconds after the hit, they got up and went after some of the Dolphins players. A mini skirmish ensued. Phillips was penalized for taunting and fined $10,026 by the NFL for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Phillips said after the Bills’ win that he was really happy Lewan returned from his four-game suspension against Buffalo and that he could be a part of the Bills piling up five sacks.

“That’s all I have to say about him,” Phillips said.

ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques, Turron Davenport and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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