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NFL Breaking News: Jaguars Re-Sign Marcedes Lewis and add Tashaun Gipson

The Jacksonville Jaguars have spent some big money on bringing in new talent from elsewhere, but they’re still making sure that they take


The Jacksonville Jaguars have spent some big money on bringing in new talent from elsewhere, but they’re still making sure that they take care of their own as well. The team have announced that they have re-signed their long term tight end Marcedes Lewis. The fact that they did not complete the deal until after the start of free agency gave the opportunity to other teams to try and prise him away from the Jags – reportedly the Los Angeles Rams made an effort late in the process to attempt to do just that.  He chose to stay put though, and signs a new four-year deal to continue his long tenure with the team. It’s not a big surprise, as earlier in the off-season Lewis did state that he really wanted to spend his whole career with one team. The Jaguars were the team who drafted him in the first round, back in 2006, and that relationship will continue into a second decade. His role is certainly not what it used to be however, and the addition of Julius Thomas from the Broncos – in the last go-around in free agency – has in part reflected the decline in productivity that Lewis has been able to offer in recent seasons.  His 16 receptions in the 2015 season was the lowest total for Lewis, since his rookie campaign, and the first year of his career to not include a touchdown reception. There’s a lot to be said though for keeping around a veteran of his calibre and respect in that locker room, even if he does turn 32-years-old before the start of next season. His re-signing certainly isn’t as exciting to Jaguars fans as the new arrivals – Malik Jackson and Chris Ivory – but he’s a favourite who has been through some of the tougher years recently, and might have a shot of being part of a playoff team again, for the first time since 2007. They continued to add to their defence again with safety Tashaun Gipson, a stand out for the Cleveland Browns in recent years.  It’s another significant pay-out too with a $35.5m deal over five years.


Rebecca Rennie

Hello all, I'm Rebecca, also going by Bex, and I am the RealSport College Football Editor, as well as writer and NFL Draft analyst.  I also edit other sports including the CFL, cycling and golf, while occasionally contributing to the NFL section as well.  I'm a fan of most sports and enjoy discussing with fellow fans, so do please comment on articles and interact.  A big fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and of the Central Florida Knights in college.

NFL Breaking News: Jaguars Re-Sign Marcedes Lewis and add Tashaun Gipson

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