Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:01pm
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:24pm
The Rams reportedly made a late push, but he decided to stay put where he’s spent all 10 years of his career.
Lewis caught just 16 passes last year and 18 the year before, well off the kind of production that once made him their franchise player.
But there’s something to be said for consistency, and Lewis lends the kind of blocking and gravity the Jaguars can use as they try to make the next step.
Of course, Julius Thomas will remain the pass-catching option at the TE position for the Jags.
Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm
Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:11pm
Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:21pm
Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (hand, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 1. Thomas is expected to miss a few weeks after undergoing hand surgery. Marcedes Lewis is a decent spot start in deep formats.
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:19pm
Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (hand) missed practice again Thursday. Thomas is expected to miss a few weeks after undergoing hand surgery. Marcedes Lewis is a decent spot start in deep formats.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 7:15pm
Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (hand) did not practice Wednesday. Thomas is expected to miss a few weeks after undergoing hand surgery. Marcedes Lewis is a decent spot start in deep formats.
Blake Bortles has looked good throughout camp, but appeared to reach a different level on Wednesday. Bortles completed 10 of 15 passes in 11-on-11 work and was 7 of 8 in seven-on-seven while being more aggressive with the ball downfield than usual.
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley praised Bortles’ work ethic in learning Greg Olson’s offense in the summer. Bortles says he can tell he’s playing faster in his decision making. He’s also making the right decisions more than last season.
“It’s more educated now,” Bortles said. “I’m knowing the matchup and situation better. Last year, it was like, let’s chunk it. It’s definitely more of an educated guess now.”
“We have three guys that can go catch a fade at any moment. It’s awesome to have weapons like that. They can get up and jump and make plays. It’s definitely going to be fun to do that.”
Bortles averaged 12.0 fantasy points per game, which led to a #24 finish at his position. He's a passer who could make a leap in his second season if the Jaguars can give him time to throw and he can clean up his fundamentals. The receiving corps is young but talented, with Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee all capable of producing when given the opportunity. The team signed Julius Thomas to provide a dangerous weapon at tight end. Bortles averaged nearly 30 yards rushing, so he offers some baseline production as a runner. If Bortles can make a leap, the Jacksonville offense will be a lot better than expected.
The Buccaneers’ tight ends, as a group, were highly productive during practice. But Austin Seferian-Jenkins may have been the most active. He worked with several different groups and came on strong for 11-on-11 drills during the final 30 minutes of practice.
New OC Dirk Koetter has a history of featuring the tight end, coaxing a 58-700-10 season out of Marcedes Lewis in 2010 to go along with the 176 catches for 1,965 yards and 16 touchdowns in two seasons with Tony Gonzalez in 2012-2013. Seferian-Jenkins had an injury-riddled rookie season, but is a breakout candidate in his second season with a new quarterback and offensive coordinator.
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