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Marcedes Lewis injury: Jaguars TE out 6-8 weeks

The Jaguars announced they'll be down their starting tight end for half the season.

Patrick Smith

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced they will be without tight end Marcedes Lewis for at least six to eight weeks on Monday, as he suffered a high ankle sprain on Sunday against Washington. Lewis finished Sunday's game with two receptions with 71 yards and a touchdown before leaving in the third quarter.

Lewis has dealt with injuries in the past, but right now it's a huge loss for the team offensively. The Jaguars are already down Clay Harbor, though there's a chance he can practice this week, but Lewis is really the only tight end on the roster who can assist the team in run blocking and pass protection.

Lewis was thought the be an important part of the offense this season, but with the issues on the offensive line and with the struggles of the team running the ball, it's a loss that will be felt.

Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley mentioned injured reserve with a designation to return is a possibility.