Jaguars release Marcedes Lewis

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Wide receiver Allen Hurns isn’t the only player saying goodbye to the Jaguars this week.

Tight end Marcedes Lewis is also being released by Jacksonville. Lewis had his option picked up earlier this offseason, but his $3.5 million salary for the 2018 season was not guaranteed.

Lewis told Mark Long of the Associated Press that he’s not happy about the way things ended.

“I think I deserved a little better than I got. … I wish they would have done it sooner,” Lewis said.

The move comes after the Jaguars signed tight ends Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Niles Paul as free agents. Lewis had been with the Jaguars since 2006 and ranks third in franchise history in both catches and games played.

17 responses to “Jaguars release Marcedes Lewis

  1. I don’t see the need for either of these moves but whatever. 10 million in cap space, yay (sarcasm).

  2. Talk about loyalty.

    He endured all of the garbage years, and was a good dude. Now that they’re relatively relevant, they kick him out of the door. And decided to wait this late to do it.

    Classy, Jags. Classy.

  3. orivar says:

    March 20, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    And this is why player loyalty is overrated as in the end it will never end in their favor. Sefarian Jenkins…really?

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    Player loyalty?! MOST players jump at the opportunity to sign a bigger deal somewhere else. It’s a business….players look out for their own best interest and so do the teams.

  4. You are only needed as long as you are needed. Once the team signs your replacement, you get released. That’s the nature of the NFL business. Being 33 YOA sucks, but there a market still and he will be okay.

  5. He cashed $46.2 million over 12 seasons.
    Exit could have been a little smoother but $46.2? Boo freaking hoo!

  6. I saw this coming after signing those other two TEs. So should he. It does seem a bit late but maybe they were trying to trade him and once they didn’t have any takers they had to release him. Look, if he were an unrestricted free agent he would have left for the best deal so it goes both ways. He will catch on somewhere.

  7. He was part of the reason the Jags had garbage years. Passes hitting him in the chest, drops, inconsistent play. Sure he had a decent year (or few games) this year but he has been a disappointment overall.

    mrbiggstuff says:
    March 20, 2018 at 2:01 pm
    Talk about loyalty.

    He endured all of the garbage years, and was a good dude. Now that they’re relatively relevant, they kick him out of the door. And decided to wait this late to do it.

    Classy, Jags. Classy.

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