Packers sign veteran TE Lewis

Tight end Marcedes Lewis (89) had 24 receptions and five touchdowns in his last season with Jacksonville.Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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The Green Bay Packers continued to overhaul their offense with the addition of veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis.

A free agent who was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars in March, Lewis posted a photo on his Twitter account Thursday of him signing a contract with the Packers.

The 34-year-old Lewis, who spent his first 12 seasons with the Jaguars, will provide depth behind Jimmy Graham, who was signed to a three-year, $30-million deal by the Packers in March.

Although Jacksonville signed Lewis to a one-year, $3.5 million option on Feb. 20, he was released when the club added a pair of free agents in tight ends Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Niles Paul.

Lewis made 24 receptions for 318 yards and five touchdowns in 2017 and also had four catches for 21 yards and a score in the playoffs. He has 375 receptions for 4,502 yards with 33 touchdowns in 170 career games since being selected by Jacksonville with the 28th overall pick of the 2006 NFL Draft.