He was a Jaguars institution at tight end and, as the last link to the previous playoff team of 2007. And a year ago, Marcedes Lewis also got to enjoy the playoff run of 2017 to the AFC Championship Game. Then, the reality of the NFL and the salary cap bit him in March, as the team cut ties with the 13 year veteran.
Well, he’s landed on his feet, and then some, signing Thursday with the Green Bay Packers.
— Marcedes Lewis (@MarcedesLewis89) May 24, 2018
Lewis will now team with newly acquired fellow TE Jimmy Graham and get to catch passes from one of the premier quarterback’s in pro football in Aaron Rodgers.
Back to what happened with the Jags. We wrote in March, that the move was a “double cross” as Jacksonville’s football brass, VP Tom Coughlin and GM Dave Caldwell had promised him that his contract option was being picked up. Then, only to cut him in cap move after signing Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Niles Paul at his position in free agency.
Though he had slowed down in recent seasons, Lewis is still a big part of the team with his veteran presence. He caught 24 passes for 318 yards and five touchdowns last season. He hasn’t caught 50 passes in a season since 2012. Although, he did have a TD catch in the AFC Championship Game against New England.
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