Jaguars draft preview: 3 players Jacksonville could pick at No. 3
MAR 26, 11:00a ET | Ross Jones
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.
Rotowire: Dec 31 / 12:06p ET
News: Lewis finished the 2014 season with 18 catches for 206 yards and two touchdowns in eight games.
Impact: 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.