The Green Bay Packers are getting some help at the tight end position with the addition of former Jacksonville Jaguars veteran Marcedes Lewis, who announced the news聽Thursday via a photo of him signing a contract on Instagram.
Lewis had spent the day visiting with the Packers at Lambeau Field. The Packers announced the signing Friday morning.
Entering his 13th season in the NFL, the 34-year-old free agent is regarded as one of the league’s better blocking tight ends. That’s an area of need for the Packers, who also signed Jimmy Graham, a prolific pass catcher but not known for his blocking ability.
The Jaguars regarded聽Lewis highly enough to exercise Austin Hooper Youth jersey a one-year, $3.5 million option on Feb. 20. However, after signing Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Niles Paul in free agency, they released Lewis on聽March 20.
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We’ll find out. We’ve got to communicate, Carroll said, via ESPN. Phase 2 doesn’t look like it’s suiting him right now, so we’ll see, we’ll see what’s happening. Phase 3 is around the corner for us, so we’ll see. We’ve got one more week of Phase 2.
Phase 3 is scheduled to begin May 21. Thomas has been absent during voluntary offseason workouts but is required to be in attendance for veteran minicamp beginning June 12, which should be guaranteed if he receives the new deal he’s after. The three-time All-Pro is entering the final year of the four-year contract extension worth $40 million signed in 2014.
He’s fun to play with, watching him running around, Andrews said Friday after the first day of camp. Andrews played with the top pick in the draft, Baker Mayfield, at Oklahoma, and found similarities between his former and current quarterback.
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