Marcedes Lewis staying in Green Bay on one-year, $2.5 million deal

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The Packers will keep a veteran tight end on their roster after moving on from Jimmy Graham.

Marcedes Lewis has agreed return to the Packers on a one-year, $2.5 million deal, Field Yates of ESPN reports. He joins Jace Sternberger, a third-round choice in 2019, and Robert Tonyan in remaining in the tight end room.

Lewis, 35, has spent the past two seasons in Green Bay. He played all 16 games last season, with 11 starts, seeing action on 487 offensive snaps and 61 on special teams.

He made 15 catches for 156 yards and a touchdown in 2019, while being used mostly as a blocker.

Lewis spent 12 seasons in Jacksonville before leaving for Green Bay. He has 393 career catches for 4,697 yards and 34 touchdowns in 14 years.

14 responses to “Marcedes Lewis staying in Green Bay on one-year, $2.5 million deal

  1. Good move! He can either be a blocker, a receiver, a decoy, and a good mentor to the younger tight ends!

  2. Why Jacksonville let this guy walk is beyond me. He’s like an extra OT when he lines up tight. I don’t care he’s gonna be 36. He’s a great blocker and Rodgers showed ML can still catch a ball and run. Not fast,. but he’s a beast to bring down. 6’6″ and 275.
    He’ll fit in nicely next to Wagner.

  3. Ha ha, that’s pathetic when washed up Jimmy got triple money! Marcedes has made many interesting decisions in his career that led to him being in this position.

  4. Unless Jace makes it happen this year, we still need a tight end.


    Totally agree!! I hope Jace or Tonyan make a move. They have other needs they need to fill!

  5. Welcome Back Marcedes. Love the leadership, and the blocking. A physical presence who knows the playbook, on the cheap.

  6. Tight Ends are thin in this upcoming draft. From what I’ve seen the top TE prospect is Cole Kmet and he’s projected as a 2nd round pick.
    I think Tonyan steps it up this year. He was hurt most of last year. The kid can run good routes,.. he has decent speed,.. he’s doing better as a blocker,.. and he’s real good at catching the tough balls. Sternberger was showing some promise towards the end of the year.
    It takes a year or two for most to develop into a productive TE.

  7. stellarperformance says:
    March 18, 2020 at 10:49 pm
    This guy will produce as much as Rudolph in Minnesota, at 25% the cost.
    Well any doubt of your ability to analyze stats has been removed. Right Lewis will produce the same despite having lower career numbers across the board and playing 5 more years than Rudolph and not even coming close to touching his stats in years.

  8. Big Dog back in the fold! As important as any deal so far this offseason. Such a important veteran on this team and great influence on Jace. We will see the benefits of that this season.

    One of my fav memories of last season is Aaron yelling out:”Big Dog! Big Dog! Big Dog! at the line and then throwing a TD pass to Marcedes.


  9. Easy to remember a TD when he has one in the last two years. But according to Stella he better than Rudolph.

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