Jaguars Re-Sign Veteran TE Marcedes Lewis

The Jaguars were able to come to an agreement with former first-round pick Marcedes Lewis, who will likely spend his entire career as a Jaguar.

From NFL Media:




The Jacksonville Jaguars announced today that 11th-year tight end Marcedes Lewis, the longest-tenured player on the team’s roster, has signed a contract extension with the club.


Lewis, 31, was the Jaguars’ first-round draft selection in 2006 (28th overall) and has appeared in 144 games, the fourth-most in franchise history. His 329 career receptions (fourth), 4,015 career receiving yards (third) and 27 receiving touchdowns (third) all rank in the top-four in franchise history.


In 2010, Lewis caught 58 passes for 700 yards and tied the franchise record (now held by WR Allen Robinson) with 10 receiving touchdowns and became the first tight end in Jaguars history to be named to the Pro Bowl.


Lewis, 6-6, 275, attended UCLA and was named the 2005 Mackey Award winner, given annually to the nation’s top tight end. A native of Long Beach, Calif., Lewis attended Poly High School, where he hosts an annual camp through the Marcedes Lewis Foundation. Lewis is hosting the seventh annual Marcedes Lewis Casino Night on Saturday, March 12 from 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. at the Long Beach Yacht Club, with all proceeds going directly to the 2016 Marcedes Lewis Football Camp.


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