Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 7 Days

The Jaguars averaged a half-yard more per rushing attempt with Marcedes Lewis in the lineup last season.

It's the equivalent of going from 4.0 to 4.5 YPC, which is a big jump. Lewis, 30, is limited in the passing game by 4.8 speed and poor quarterback play, but his health is good news for the Jaguars' Toby Gerhart-led running game.

Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 2 Months

After reviewing the film, the Jaguars came away pleased with Marcedes Lewis' play last season.

Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 5 Months

The Jaguars are expected to retain Marcedes Lewis for 2014.

Lewis has a $6.7 million salary, but the Jaguars like what he brings to the table as a blocker and red-zone option. Jacksonville also has over $50 million in cap space. Lewis will turn 30 in April. A quarterback change should do him a lot of good stats-wise, but Lewis will be nothing more than a low-end TE2 in fantasy.

Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 7 Months

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said he anticipates Marcedes Lewis being back in 2014.

Lewis has two years left on his contract and is scheduled to count $8.25 million against the 2014 salary cap. The Jaguars have a ton of cap room, however, and Lewis is a critical part of the offense as a blocker, even though his receiving numbers have torpedoed since 2010. A quarterback change could do Lewis much good, but he's entrenched as a low-end TE2 fantasy-wise.

Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 7 Months

Marcedes Lewis is scheduled to count $8.25 million against the 2014 salary cap.

That's the third-highest number at the tight end position, behind only Heath Miller and Jason Witten. After Sunday's game, Lewis will have two years remaining on a five-year, $35 million deal. While the cap figure is high, the Jaguars currently have close to $40 million in available 2014 cap space. Lewis is a stud blocker and has scored touchdowns in four consecutive games.

Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 7 Months

Marcedes Lewis had four catches for 50 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Titans.

He was targeted six times in the passing game. Lewis had a 30-yard catch on Jaguars' second drive of game and lined up out wide and scored on a fade route from four yards out in first quarter. He's managed to turn around a disappointing season and is averaging 38 receiving yards with four touchdowns over his last five games. Jacksonville finishes off their regular season against the Colts in Week 17.

Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 7 Months

Marcedes Lewis (thigh) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Lewis is fully expected to play against the Titans. Although he's scored a touchdown in three straight games, Lewis is not a compelling TE2.

Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 7 Months

Marcedes Lewis (thigh) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Lewis has scored a touchdown in three consecutive games and will see more targets with Cecil Shorts (groin) done for the year, but he's barely a low-end TE2.

Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 7 Months

Marcedes Lewis caught four passes for 54 yards and one touchdown in Week 15 against the Bills.

Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 8 Months

Marcedes Lewis caught two passes for 42 yards and a touchdown in Jacksonville's Week 14 win over the Texans.

Lewis' touchdown was a one-yard fade. His 41-yard catch was much more impressive, as he reached over the back of Texans LB Darryl Sharpton before adding some major yards after the catch. Lewis has gotten more involved in the Jaguars' passing attack in recent weeks, but still hasn't cleared three catches in a game. He's not a viable TE2.