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Marcedes Lewis | Tight End

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 272
College: UCLA
Contract: view contract details

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Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis will primarily be a blocker this season.
With Julius Thomas in town and Clay Harbor putting together a good offseason, Lewis will be relegated to an in-line role. He will need several injuries to have any fantasy value this season. May 23 - 1:40 PM

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Marcedes Lewis has accepted a $4.15 million pay cut.

Lewis has missed 13 games over the last two seasons, is entering the final year of his contract and the Jags added Julius Thomas last month. So Lewis' only choice was to accept a hefty straight pay cut that saw his salary get slashed from $6.80 million to $2.65 million. He can earn $3 million back with unlikely playing-time incentives. The cap-rich Jags add $4.4 million in space with move and now have nearly $40 million to play with and/or roll over to next year.
Apr 20 - 9:18 AM

Jaguars restructured the final year of TE Marcedes Lewis' contract.

No details are available, but the deal was not an extension and could very well be a straight pay cut. Lewis was set to make $6.65 million in base salary and count $8.2 million against the cap. The restructuring will help make room for newly-signed C Stefan Wisniewski. Following the deal, Lewis' spot on the roster is likely secure as the in-line complement to Julius Thomas.
Apr 18 - 1:48 PM

The Florida Times-Union suggests the Jaguars are looking to trade TE Marcedes Lewis.

Lewis is now the No. 2 tight end behind big-ticket free agent addition Julius Thomas. The blocker is also five years removed from his outlier 10-touchdown season and is entering the final year of his contract. If the Jags are willing to pay some of the money left on Lewis' deal, perhaps they could get a late-round pick for him on draft day.
Apr 6 - 7:32 AM

The Jaguars could ask TE Marcedes Lewis to restructure his contract.

The Jaguars can afford to keep Lewis at his $8.2 million cap hit, but are reportedly looking to trade him. Entering a contract year, Lewis wouldn't get Jacksonville more than a late-round pick.
Apr 4 - 6:30 PM

Julius Thomas expects he and Marcedes Lewis to "complement each other very well."

After Thomas signed, GM Dave Caldwell said Lewis will have to compete to keep his roster spot. We fully expect Lewis to make the team despite his big cap hit. Lewis and Thomas are completely different players. Lewis should handle most of the blocking duties, allowing Thomas to move around and catch passes.
Mar 27 - 9:11 AM

Speaking Wednesday, Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said Marcedes Lewis is "going to have to compete to be here" following the signing of Julius Thomas.

For now, the Jags can afford Lewis' $8.2 million cap number, but it could become burdensome if they make any more big signings. As it is, keeping Lewis around wouldn't be the worst thing considering Thomas' injury history. What little fantasy value Lewis had is certainly gone, however.
Mar 11 - 2:25 PM

ESPN Jags reporter Mike DiRocco expects Marcedes Lewis to stay on the roster despite the Julius Thomas signing.

Lewis has a hefty $8.2 million cap number, but the Jags can certainly afford it if they want to. He'd be a nice luxury as a No. 2 tight end that excels as a blocker and has also shown reasonable pass-catching ability when given chances.
Mar 10 - 7:20 AM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Marcedes Lewis will likely have to take a pay cut to remain with the Jaguars.

If Lewis isn't open to slashing his $8.2 million cap number, he may hit the streets. He'll turn 31 in May and is coming off a season in which he played just eight games because of an ankle injury. The Jaguars value Lewis as a blocker and veteran leader, but they're expected to go hard after free agent Julius Thomas.
Feb 25 - 11:43 AM

Marcedes Lewis couldn't reel in any of his three targets in the Jaguars' Week 17 loss to the Texans.

Lewis posted an 18-206-2 line on the season. Lewis started all eight games he appeared in, but missed the other eight games on I.R./recall with a significant ankle sprain. He’s no longer a threat as a receiver and battled drops all season. Lewis is mainly kept around as a blocker and steadying veteran presence on a young team. He has one year left on his contract with an $8.4 million cap number. On any other team, Lewis would be an easy cut. But Jacksonville is flush with cap space. Lewis’ roster standing will depend on what GM Dave Caldwell decides to do in free agency. He’s not a fantasy option.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:34:00 PM

Marcedes Lewis caught 2-of-3 targets for six yards and a touchdown in the Jags' Week 16 win over the Titans.

Lewis' score came on a well-executed fade in the second quarter. It was his first touchdown since Week 2. Going on 31, Lewis is signed for a hefty $6.65 million next season.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:05:00 AM

Marcedes Lewis caught two passes for 22 yards in the Jaguars' Week 15 loss to the Ravens.

He was targeted three times, but dropped his other pass on 2nd-and-8 to kill the Jaguars' opening possession. Lewis is best used as a blocker and not as a pass catcher at this stage of his career. He's a TE3.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:32:00 PM

Marcedes Lewis caught three balls for 69 yards in the Jaguars' Week 14 loss to the Texans.

It was his first game over ten yards since returning from I.R./recall three weeks ago. Lewis finished with four targets. He is an able pass catcher, but is best utilized as a "help" blocker on Jacksonville's weak offensive line.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:42:00 PM

Marcedes Lewis had two catches for eight yards in Week 13 against the Giants.

He was targeted three times. Lewis continued to have a minor role after returning from I.R./recall last week. He's nothing more than a low-end TE2 going forward.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:44:00 PM

Marcedes Lewis caught one pass for minus-five yards in the Jaguars' Week 12 loss to the Colts.

Making his return from I.R./recall thanks to a badly sprained ankle, Lewis was targeted three times. He was Blake Bortles' intended receiver on his first pass of the game, but it was picked off by Vontae Davis. Bortles later tried to hit Lewis in the corner of the end zone on a fade, but it failed. Lewis is a TE2.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 05:09:00 PM

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