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Jaguars place franchise tag on TE Marcedes Lewis

Posted on: February 23, 2011 4:32 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

The Jaguars placed the franchise tag on tight end Marcedes Lewis, the team announced Wednesday.

Lewis and the Jaguars have been in discussions about a long-term deal, and it was expected, as we noted earlier, that they would tag him, if only to give the talks an extension.

Lewis previously referred to the tag as a "Catch-22" and a "sticky situation," but the fact of the matter is he'll be hard-pressed not to accept the $7 million-plus that the one-year tender gives him.

[Related: Franchise Tag Tracker]

Of course, it may not be necessary -- if the two sides can reach a deal before the CBA expires on March 4, Lewis could end up with a substantially larger pay day.

Lewis, who racked up career highs of 700 yards along with 10 touchdowns and 58 catches, now only faces the questions of 1) how long he'll be in Jacksonville and 2) whether or not he can repeat the success he had in 2010.

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Since: Mar 14, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2011 1:06 am
 

Jaguars place franchise tag on TE Marcedes Lewis

They play in a small market, San Diego, Minnesota and several other teams struggle with attendance and merchandise as well, but unlike those teams, The Jaguars aren't going to move period....no doubt in my mind. This is the same reason why you haven't heard of great players like Lewis...yet...



Since: Feb 17, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2011 8:17 pm
 

Jaguars place franchise tag on TE Marcedes Lewis

then why did they sell tickets for $9 on thursday 3 times because they were going to be blacked out, the fan base really came back!! When was the last time you were a top 20 merchandise seller? Don't talk about having a fan base



Since: Mar 14, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 7:36 pm
 

Jaguars place franchise tag on TE Marcedes Lewis

Yea, we had 7 blackouts in 09...that two years ago....the fanbase came together in 10, and we had zero?



Since: Feb 17, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2011 7:05 pm
 

Jaguars place franchise tag on TE Marcedes Lewis

Oh no 7 times in 09 and I will show more for 2010 know what you are talking about before you post. Way to represent Jagsfan
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/foot

ball/nfl/2010-09-06-nfl-tv-blackout

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Since: Mar 14, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:15 pm
 

Jaguars place franchise tag on TE Marcedes Lewis

I watch more football the you Jagmania you don't even get to see your sorry team play because it's blackedout because you have no fans and can't sell out the stadium.
that statement right there proves that you really watch a lot of football.......heres an insider note, THE JAGS DIDN"T HAVE A BLACKOUT ALL SEASON...



Since: Feb 17, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2011 7:17 am
 

Jaguars place franchise tag on TE Marcedes Lewis

I watch more football the you Jagmania you don't even get to see your sorry team play because it's blackedout because you have no fans and can't sell out the stadium. Like I said Bubba Franks caught 5 yard TD's the guy has 1 year and you have him in the Hall of Fame, get real.  If he was so great wouldn't he have gotten a single vote for all pro? That is not fan voting it's sports writers and if I remember correctly you said and expert would slap someone. I guess they aren't experts.



Since: Feb 17, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2011 7:17 am
 

Jaguars place franchise tag on TE Marcedes Lewis

I watch more football the you Jagmania you don't even get to see your sorry team play because it's blackedout because you have no fans and can't sell out the stadium. Like I said Bubba Franks caught 5 yard TD's the guy has 1 year and you have him in the Hall of Fame, get real.  If he was so great wouldn't he have gotten a single vote for all pro? That is not fan voting it's sports writers and if I remember correctly you said and expert would slap someone. I guess they aren't experts.


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