Vito Stellino of the Florida-Times Union is reporting the Jacksonville Jaguars and tight end Marcedes Lewis have agreed to terms on a 5-year deal.. The Jaguars placed the franchise tag on Lewis after the season before the NFL lockout, which would have paid him $7.4 million guaranteed for one season. After the lockout, Lewis did not report the training camp on time with the hopes of securing a new long-term deal. Lewis eventually wound up reporting to camp, but not participating in contact drills while the negotiation process was on-going.
Marcedes looks to be a staple in the future of the Jaguars offense in both the running and passing game. After being featured somewhat as a receiver for the first time in 2011, Lewis managed 700 receiving yards and tied the franchise record for receiving touchdowns with 10.
After Zach Miller signed a free agent deal with the Seattle Seahawks worth $17 million guaranteed, it is expected that Lewis will get slightly more in guaranteed money. I'll have more on the contract details later.
Those who follow me on twitter should have seen this coming, as I gave you guys a pretty big hint.
Very likely some very good Jaguars news tomorrow. I'll tell more in the morning. Going to sleep.