After a surge of free agent activity from the Packers recently that many did not fully see coming, the team is now making a few more predictable moves including re-signing TE Marcedes Lewis to a one-year deal.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) March 15, 2019
TE Marcedes Lewis, 34, received at mid-week almost the identical one-year, $2.1M deal he accepted from #Packers in May 2018. S-bonus of $500K, base of $1.05M, per-game roster of $500K and workout of $50K. Only difference: $250,000 in incentives vs. $500,000 in '18.
— Bob McGinn (@BobMcGinn) March 15, 2019
Marcedes Lewis had a down year in 2018 – but has still shown to be a reliable tight end in his day. Can he turn it around for the Packers in 2019? pic.twitter.com/dfwf9zRBXi
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) March 15, 2019
Lewis made headlines in January when he gave details about a troubled relationship between Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy.
Though he did play in all 16 games last season, Lewis himself did not make much of an impression. He joined the Packers following 12 seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars and has a reputation for reliability. Next year’s offense is likely to include more opportunities for tight ends to be involved so his role may improve.