The news that the Jacksonville Jaguars cut Marcedes Lewis still a hot topic here in Jacksonville, one week after the team announced his release.
The longest tenured player on the roster and the last remaining connection to the 2007 playoff team is still a free agent. What’s next for the 6-foot-6 target is unknown, however there are a few teams that could be in the market for a player who can still make an important catch, move the chains and is one of the better blocking tight ends in the NFL.
Here are three teams that provide the best fit for the former 2006 first-round draft pick out of UCLA.
New England Patriots – This is really a no-brainer. The Patriots have a habit of signing veteran free agents who contribute to the team’s playoff run.
Marcedes Lewis is still a dependable pass catcher who not only gives New England insurance if Rob Gronkowski gets injured again, but he also would be provide solid blocking for an offensive line that lost Nate Solder in free agency.
He also gives Tom Brady another red zone target.
Detroit Lions – The loss of Eric Ebron, who signed with the Indianapolis Colts, makes this a nice fit as well.
The Lions’ offense it potent, with Matthew Stafford slinging the football all over the field. The wide receiving corps, led by Golden Tate and Marvin Jones, is good but no great. I can see new head coach Matt Patricia revamp the team’s defense and leave the play calling to Jim Bob Cooter, Detroit’s offensive coordinator.
Seattle Seahawks – This pick has a bit of irony to it. The Seahawks lost out on signing Jimmy Graham and could not reel in Austin Seferian-Jenkins, the man who replaced Marcedes Lewis in the Jaguars’ offense.
Russell Wilson is the straw that stirs the drink for Seattle. His offensive weapons other than Doug Baldwin are less that exciting. This is another case of a veteran reliable tight end becoming a safety net for Wilson, who’s ability to run and throw drives opposing defenses crazy.