Packers re-sign Marcedes Lewis

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The Packers are re-signing tight end Marcedes Lewis to a one-year deal, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Lewis, 34, joined the Packers last May after 12 seasons in Jacksonville. He made three catches for 39 yards, with the majority of his snaps spent as a blocker.

Jimmy Graham remains the Packers top target at the position after catching 55 passes for 636 yards last season. Robert Tonyan, an exclusive rights free agent, also returns.

In his 13 seasons, Lewis has made 378 receptions for 4,541 yards and 33 touchdowns.

19 responses to “Packers re-sign Marcedes Lewis

  1. Hopefully they use him better than last year. I swear 99% of the time he lined up last year it was for a run play. Not a good way to keep a defense guessing at what’s coming.

  2. If LaFleur likes to pound the rock as much as the pundits say, he would be great in two tight end sets. Perhaps Green Bay has it’s sights set on one of the tight ends out of Iowa.
    Also, I don’t believe Rodger’s is nearly as thin skinned as the media portrays him to be. If he was, he wouldn’t have made it this far. Football is a game where your toughness is constantly being challenged.

  3. Great! He was one of Rodgers’ teammates that called Rodgers out for Rodgers ignoring McCarthy’s plays for Rodgers’ own glory.
    It will be good to hear his take on how Rodgers deals with LaFleur trying to restrict Rodgers from changing plays as LaFleur indicated he would do this upcoming season

  4. I dont know why but that must mean that TE is not a high priority on the draft board unless a super stretch the field guy is there

  5. I… don’t get it. If they want a TE who can block, just draft Hockenson at #12. At least he’s got upside.

  6. >> 3 catches for 39 yards? That sounds like a good investment. <<

    Blocking TE. Pay attention … it's *free*

  7. LaFleur really values a blocking TE in his offense. Marcedes Lewis is still one of the best blocking TE’s in the league.

    If T.J. Hockenson is still there at #12 on April 25th I will be overjoyed. I am quite sure Hock is high on Gute’s draft board as well. This young man will be our blue chip/elite TE for 10+ years if we get him.

    #GoPackGo!🧀

  8. cheeseisfattening says:
    March 13, 2019 at 9:43 pm
    Great! He was one of Rodgers’ teammates that called Rodgers out for Rodgers ignoring McCarthy’s plays for Rodgers’ own glory.
    It will be good to hear his take on how Rodgers deals with LaFleur trying to restrict Rodgers from changing plays as LaFleur indicated he would do this upcoming season
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    Have fun with that.

    Next?

  9. stellarperformance says:

    He had nowhere else to go. He’s been brainwashed to LOSE.
    ###

    Fixed that for you.

    The Packers had 6 wins, 9 losses and 1 tie with Rodgers starting every game last year – and only 1 win in the NFC North for the second year in a row.

    The Packers were a better team in 2017 (7 – 9) when Rodgers missed most of the season.

  10. leroysbutler says:
    March 14, 2019 at 8:32 am
    They should dump Graham and resign Cook. Trade down to 18 and draft Hockenson.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Zimmer said acquisitions excel in their second seasons with a new team. We’re good.

  11. “Trade down to 18 and draft Hockenson”

    ==============

    You are a little out of touch if you think T.J. will slide to 18. There is also near zero chance Gute trades down from the #12 pick.

    Brian Gutekunst:

    “If you ask me today, I don’t think that’s how it’ll fall. We would need a significant offer to move back from #12 overall.”

    Also, keeping Jimmy Graham is a wise move. Even a great rookie takes a little time to develop. You don’t want a rookie having the added pressure of being the #1 guy coming in and having to produce from day one. Having Jimmy there will only speed up the growth of whoever Gute draft’s at TE.

  12. “Bluestree says:

    March 13, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    …Perhaps Green Bay has it’s sights set on one of the tight ends out of Iowa…”
    ________________________________________________
    All of the FA activity the Packers pulled the other day was laying the groundwork for…
    With the 12th pick of the 2019 Draft, the Green Bay Packers select T.J. Hockenson. Tight end from Iowa…

  13. Also, keeping Jimmy Graham is a wise move. Even a great rookie takes a little time to develop. You don’t want a rookie having the added pressure of being the #1 guy coming in and having to produce from day one. Having Jimmy there will only speed up the growth of whoever Gute draft’s at TE.
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    You didn’t read my entire post. I said to sign back Jared Cook. Graham can’t run any more and Cook is still playing at a high level. I agree you can’t expect too much from a rookie tight end.

  14. @leroysbutler

    Jared Cook was a mistake to get rid of after the 2016 season. That mistake is in the past and the Packers have moved on.

    Jimmy Graham was slowed last year by a knee injury that he played through. Also, broke his thumb mid-season and played through that as well. He couldn’t practice most of the year because of the knee and you could see it hindered him all season. Obviously Gute is confident that injury will not be hampering him this season.

    LaFleur likes using multiple TE sets and I look forward to seeing the talent at TE finally being used properly.

    I would love to see a TE room filled with the following players after the draft:

    Jimmy Graham

    T.J. Hockenson

    Marcedes Lewis

    Robert Tonyan

    That is a very nice group. In 2020 and beyond, you can have Hock as the leader of that group and Jimmy Graham can be let go. Now is not the time to let go of a seasoned vet that can help groom the rook.

    #TitleTown

    #PackersNation

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