GREEN BAY (WBAY)- On the first official day of the 2019 NFL league year, The Packers did not announce the signings of the 4 free agents they reportedly agreed to terms with on Tuesday.
But according to Rob Demovsky of Cover 2 and ESPN, the team did agree on a one year deal with veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis.
The Packers are bringing back TE Marcedes Lewis — no guarantee he makes the roster at age 35 — because new coach Matt LaFleur needs blockers on the edge for his outside zone runs. Even with Lewis, Jimmy Graham and Robert Tonyan, tight end is still a need. https://t.co/mSZtmO1y6A— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) March 13, 2019
The soon to be 35-year old was used sparingly last season in Mike McCarthy's offense, catching just 3 passes. But his blocking and style may fit better in Matt LaFleur's offense. Plus, he is familiar with new offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett from their time together in Jacksonville.
The Packers also make a move to bring back one of their restricted free agents by reportedly giving the original round tender to receiver Geronimo Allison, which is worth a little over 2 million dollars.
The Packers gave restricted free agent receiver Geronimo Allison the lowest tender, $2.02 million, which gives them the right of first refusal to match another offer. However, if they let him go, they would receive no compensation in return because... https://t.co/GRvGkglYZD— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) March 13, 2019
The former undrafted free-agent was on his way to a big season in 2018 before getting injured in week 4 with a concussion. He later suffered a groin injury that ultimately required surgery. He finished the season with 20 receptions in 5 games, including 2 TD's.