Jaguars sign Lewis

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed 2006 first-round pick Marcedes Lewis to a contract today. Lewis, the highest-drafted tight end in Jaguars history, was the 28th overall pick in the draft. All 85 Jaguars are under contract except for linebacker Clint Ingram, the 80th overall selection in the 3rd round.

Lewis started 32 of 49 games in four seasons at UCLA and holds the school record for a tight end with career totals of 126 receptions for 1,571 yards and 21 touchdowns. His 21 receiving touchdowns are surpassed only by J.J. Stokes (28, 1991-94) on UCLA's all-time record chart. Lewis and Jaguars' 2006 second-round pick Maurice Jones-Drew were teammates for three seasons at UCLA.

Lewis, the second tight end taken in the 2006 draft, was selected as the 2005 Mackey Award recipient, given to the nation's top tight end. In 2005, he led the Bruins with 58 receptions for 741 yards and 10 touchdowns. The 741 yards set a school single-season record by a tight end.

The Jaguars report to training camp at Alltel Stadium on Friday, July 28. The club will open camp with two practices on Saturday with the first scheduled for 10:15 a.m. and an evening practice at 7:15 p.m.. Training camp will be open to the public and media for viewing through August 11.

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