After releasing Jimmy Graham earlier this month, the Packers ensured that they held onto the best blocking tight end they had last year. Marcedes Lewis was signed to a one-year deal worth $2.25 million.
Soon after the news came out, Lewis took to Twitter to state his excitement over returning to Green Bay:
Lewis first came to Green Bay after spending 12 seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was a one-time Pro Bowl selection with the the Jags, his best season being 2010 when he caught 58 passes for 700 yards and 10 touchdowns.
With the Packers, though, Lewis has seen his receiving numbers diminish from his time in Jacksonville. This is in large part due to his great run-blocking. The Packers have mostly utilized Lewis on rushing plays and he can often be seen opening up running lanes for the running backs. With the departure of Jimmy Graham, though, Lewis could see a bigger role in the passing game this season as well.
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