Marcedes Lewis adapting to new role with Jaguars
MAY 26, 11:49p ET | FOX Sports
Rotowire: May 26 / 6:06p ET
News: 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.
Impact: 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.
Rotowire: Apr 19 / 12:33p ET
News: Lewis has restructured the final year of his contract with the Jaguars, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: 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.
Rotowire: Mar 12 / 10:56a ET
News: The Jaguars' signing of Julius Thomas will not affect Lewis' status with the team, ESPN reports.
Impact: 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.