Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 3 months ago

Lewis will serve as the second tight end in an offense that will feature more two tight-end sets in 2015, the Florida Times-Union reports.

Lewis will obviously have a reduced role as a receiver after the Jaguars signed Julius Thomas, the centerpiece of the team's offseason acquisitions. However, new offensive coordinator Greg Olson plans to deploy multiple tight-end sets and Lewis, a good blocker, is part of that strategy.

Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 4 months ago

Lewis has restructured the final year of his contract with the Jaguars, reports.

Lewis had been slated to count $8.2 million against the team's salary cap, with his re-structured deal now putting him on track to remain with the Jags in 2015. Of course, the team's hefty investment in fellow TE Julius Thomas represents a hit to Lewis' fantasy upside. That said, Lewis -- who caught 18 passes for 206 yards in eight games for the Jags in 2014 -- should continue to be an asset to the team's offense, thanks to his ability as an inline tight end and blocker.

Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 6 months ago

The Jaguars' signing of Julius Thomas will not affect Lewis' status with the team, ESPN reports.

GM David Caldwell stated that Lewis will not be cut by the team, but he also said Lewis is not guaranteed a spot on the roster. "He's going to have to compete to be here," Caldwell said. Lewis has dealt with a number of injuries throughout his career, and he missed eight games with a high ankle sprain last season. New offensive coordinator Greg Olson is a fan of using multiple tight ends, so Lewis could have some value in 2015, though the Jaguars will have a tough decision to make with Lewis holding a cap hit of $8.2 million.

Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 8 months ago

Lewis finished the 2014 season with 18 catches for 206 yards and two touchdowns in eight games.

An ankle injury kept Lewis out for half of the season, and he struggled to establish himself after returning to the lineup. He did not record a catch, and was not targeted, in Week 17 against Houston and had just 10 combined catches in six games after returning from IR. The veteran enters the final year of his contract next season and should enter the season as the starter. However, injuries have taken their toll over the last two seasons, so Lewis is a fairly risky player to roster.

Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 8 months ago

Lewis caught 2-of-3 targets for six yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 21-14 win over the Titans.

Lewis was no more involved than usual, but he did haul in a four-yard touchdown on a fade route. He has exactly three targets in five of his seven appearances this season, and he's no more than the fourth or fifth option in an unproductive passing game.

Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 8 months ago

Lewis had two catches on three targets for 22 yards Sunday against Baltimore.

Lewis' involvement in the Jaguars' passing attack has been disappointing this season, as he's seen more than four targets on just one occasion, Week 1 against the Eagles.

Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 9 months ago

Lewis hauled in three passes for 69yards in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

In his third game back from an ankle injury, Lewis posted his second-highest yardage total of the season. Still, the Blake Bortles-led Jacksonville offense has proven to be anything but consistent this season, so Lewis is a risky play in nearly any format.

Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 9 months ago9 Comments

Lewis was activated to the 53-man roster Monday.

Lewis is eligible to play in Week 12 and is now officially off the injured reserve/designated-to-return list. He practiced in full in the week prior to the Jaguars' Week 10 loss to Dallas and had an extra week to prepare with the Jaguars' on bye this past weekend. Barring a setback, Lewis will be Jacksonville's starting tight end against the Colts on Sunday, pushing Clay Harbor to the No. 2 spot.

Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 10 months ago

Head coach Gus Bradley said Lewis (ankle) will definitely return following the team's Week 11 bye.

Lewis will get one more week to rest and recover with the Jaguars off Sunday, but he was already a full participant in practice all of last week, so that will simply give him more time to get into playing shape. Lewis figures to reclaim his role as the Jaguars' top tight end upon his return.

Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 10 months ago

Lewis (ankle) practiced fully each day this week.

Lewis is not eligible to play until Week 12, but he is seemingly back at 100 percent, so fantasy owners should expect him to be back in the lineup when the Jaguars return to action following their Week 11 bye.