With the departure of TE Jimmy Graham, the Packers are still flush with TE’s including Marcedes Lewis, Robert Tonyan(who was tendered as an exclusive rights free agent this week), and Jace Sternberger(drafted in the 3rd round of the 2019 NFL Draft). Graham’s departure was written on the wall most of last season so these three probably knew they would each tick up a notch on the roster depth this coming season.
Unlike Tonyan and Sternberger, Marcedes Lewis brings veteran leadership to the position. He joined Green Bay in 2018 after twelve seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Interestingly, out of fourteen seasons in his career, he has only participated in the playoffs on three occasions. Of course, that’s what happens when you spend the bulk of your career with the Jaguars.
In addition to his experience, the 6’6″ 260-pounder is known to be a very competent blocker.
Packers News quoted Lewis on the fact that he is still going strong at age 35:
When I wake up in the morning. I still love it, and I really feel like physically will leave before mentally, as far as me wanting to come back and play. Physically, I was in the best shape I’ve ever been in, in my life. There was not one game that I went into it feeling like I was at a disadvantage.
Lol, Now all these Packer “insider” guys on Twitter like Nagler, Kruse, Herman, Bukowski etc. are worried they arent doing anything in FA like at the WR, TE, and DL spots. Welcome to the party pal! Ive been saying that since Monday. We’ve done nothing to unseat San Fran this off season. I cant believe this was the off season plan.
Maybe God’s Gift is available. AKA Yosemite Sam, shooting in the air.
Pay Clay 3-4 million to come back and play MLB…?
Yes. The people saying no are idiots. Still can run sideline to sideline. Now, will his ego allow him to be an ILB and be one link in the chain to the best defense in the league according to Jaire Alexander? Only Clay knows that answer.
Could be an idea. Always liked Clay and we lost some depth with Fackrell and Martinez. I feel like Clay (unless someone slightly overpays) will be a post draft signing.
Meh. Clay is getting up there. Another year older next year