Packers re-sign veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have re-signed veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis.
A 13-year veteran, Lewis played in all 16 games for the team last season, but had only three...
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GREEN BAY PACKERS (6-9-1)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Clay Matthews, WR Randall Cobb, DT Muhammad Wilkerson, LB Jake Ryan, CB Bashaud Breeland, CB Davon House, TE Lance Kendricks, TE...
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GREEN BAY PACKERS (7-9)
New faces: GM Brian Gutekunst, offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, TE Jimmy Graham, TE Marcedes Lewis, QB DeShone Kizer, DE Muhammad Wilkerson, rookie ILB Oren Burks, ILB Antonio Morrison, CB Tramon Williams, rookie CBs Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson, P JK Scott.
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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (12-7)
New faces: LG Andrew Norwell, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, CB D.J. Hayden, DL Taven Bryan, WRs Donte Moncrief and DJ Chark.
Key losses: LB Paul Posluszny, CB Aaron Colvin, TE Marcedes Lewis, WRs Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns.
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GREEN BAY PACKERS (7-9)
OPEN CAMP: July 26, Green Bay, Wisconsin
LAST YEAR: Finished under .500 and out of playoffs for first time since 2008. Offense struggled with QB Aaron Rodgers sidelined for seven games with broken collarbone. Defense plagued by porous secondary and lack of consistent pass rush. Injuries ravaged cornerback position again.
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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (12-7)
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Marcedes Lewis wasn't sure if the Green Bay Packers were the right fit for him. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and tight end Jimmy Graham made him feel at home at Lambeau Field.
Lewis visited Green Bay last week thinking he wanted to explore his options during his first stint as a free agent following 12 years with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He received calls from other teams, but he said that the Packers were the most persistent so he made Lambeau his first stop.
Packers sign veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed tight end Marcedes Lewis, adding another veteran to back up Jimmy Graham.
The 6-foot-6 Lewis, who turned 34 last week, played 12 seasons in Jacksonville. He ranks third in Jaguars history with 375 catches and second with 33 touchdown receptions.
Lewis also helped the Jaguars run for an NFL-best 141.4 yards per game last year.
Jaguars have needs to address during 2nd day of NFL draft
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have some needs to address during the second day of the NFL draft.
The Jaguars selected Florida's Taven Bryan with the 29th pick in the first round Thursday night, adding to an already stout defensive front.
Top executive Tom Coughlin and general manager Dave Caldwell insisted they drafted the best player available, choosing Bryan instead of filling holes. Plugging those spots should come next.
Jaguars dump Lewis after 12 seasons, also release Hurns
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars unceremoniously dumped the longest-tenured player on their roster Tuesday, and he wasn't happy about it.
The Jaguars released veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis after 12 seasons to save $3.5 million in salary-cap space. The move came the same day Jacksonville parted ways with receiver Allen Hurns to save $7 million.
Both players are now free agents and can sign with any team that wants them.
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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (12-7)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: WRs Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee and Arrelious Benn; CB Aaron Colvin; LBs Paul Posluszny and Lerentee McCray; OL Patrick Omameh; QB Chad Henne; TE Mychal Rivera; S Peyton Thompson; LS Matt Overton.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: RB Corey Grant; LB Donald Payne.
Jaguars exercise 1-year, $3.5M option on TE Marcedes Lewis
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars look as if they will keep veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis around at least another year.
Jacksonville exercised club options Tuesday on Lewis and backup offensive linemen Tyler Shatley and Josh Wells.
The 33-year-old Lewis is the longest-tenured player on the team's roster. He is due to make $3.5 million in 2018.
Analysis: Jaguars just not on same level as Brady, Belichick
The Jacksonville Jaguars frittered away a 10-point fourth-quarter lead in losing 24-20 to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game, yet their unraveling really began in the final 2½ minutes of the first half.
Jaguars can clinch playoff berth vs AFC South rival Texans
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis understands the position the Jacksonville Jaguars are in, maybe even better than anyone.
Lewis is the lone holdover from Jacksonville's last playoff team a decade ago. Lewis and the Jaguars lost 102 of 144 games over the nine seasons between 2007 and 2017.
Bad break: Browns lose DE Ogbah for season with broken foot
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Emmanuel Ogbah struggled to keep his balance while pushing back a portable scooter supporting his broken foot.
"I need some practice," he said, making a tight turn in the locker room.
The Browns need him more.
Cleveland's best all-around defensive player in recent weeks, Ogbah will undergo season-ending surgery on his right foot and may need up to four months of recovery time — another bad blow for the winless Browns, who don't have a victory or much luck.
Lewis scores 3 TDs as Jaguars rout Ravens in London
LONDON (AP) — Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns knew Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens had to be different.
It was — significantly. Blake Bortles threw four touchdown passes, three to tight end Marcedes Lewis, and the Jaguars routed the Ravens 44-7 on Sunday in their fifth game in Britain's capital.
Trump tweet, NFL response escalate drama of Sunday games
The owners of the Baltimore Ravens, the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and other teams on Sunday joined a chorus of NFL executives criticizing President Donald Trump's suggestion that they fire players who kneel for the national anthem.
Jaguars coach awaits return call from veteran Branden Albert
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone says he has had no contact with Branden Albert since the veteran left tackle decided to skip voluntary workouts.
Albert, tight end Marcedes Lewis and running back Corey Grant were the only players not in attendance for the first week of Jacksonville's offseason conditioning program, which began Monday.
Jaguars sign tight end Mychal Rivera to 2-year contract
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free agent tight end Mychal Rivera to a two-year contract.
Rivera spent the first four years of his NFL career in Oakland, where he caught 146 passes for 1,413 yards and 10 touchdowns in 61 games.
Jaguars rule out TE Julius Thomas for Sunday’s game at Bills
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas won't play Sunday at Buffalo because of a back injury.
Coach Gus Bradley ruled out Thomas on Friday. It will be the second game Thomas has missed this season and his sixth in two seasons with Jacksonville. The Jaguars (2-8) placed fellow tight end Marcedes Lewis (calf) on injured reserve earlier in the week, leaving Ben Koyack and Neal Sterling to handle the workload at Buffalo (5-5).
Jaguars place TE Lewis, LG Omameh on injured reserve
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without two starters for the rest of the season after placing veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis and left guard Patrick Omameh on injured reserve Monday.
Lewis injured his right calf in a loss at Detroit on Sunday. Omameh hurt his left foot and will be replaced in the lineup by Chris Reed.
Titans without half of starting secondary vs. Jaguars
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are without three starters against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night, including half of their secondary.
The Titans already had declared safety Rashad Johnson (neck) and cornerback Perrish Cox (concussion) out, and Daimion Stafford will start at safety with Brice McCain at cornerback. Brian Schwenke will start at left guard with Quinton Spain (bruised right knee) out.
Raiders, Jaguars look to build on better-than-usual starts
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars already are off to better-than-usual starts this season.
One of them will take another big stride Sunday.
The Raiders (4-2) are looking to open the season 5-2 for the first time in 15 years.
The Jaguars (2-3), who have won two in a row , are trying to get to .500 this late in the season for the first time since 2010.