Marcedes Lewis is one of five veteran free agents who signed with the Green Bay Packers this offseason. After being cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this year, Lewis was looking for a team to play while his NFL career was over and the Packers were right. And now we know how much the Packers will pay the tight end of the Pro Bowl. ESPN's Rob Demovksky was able to get the details of Lewis' contract and it looks like it was good business for both the Packers and the veteran tight end. Here is a look at Lewis's contract.
Duration : One year
Total value : $ 2.1 million
Bonus per signature : $ 500,000
List bonus : $ 500,000  Bonus Workout : $ 50,000
Base salary : $ 1.05 million
Demovsky also said that Lewis will receive the bonus from the list if he is on the 53-man roster for the first game of the season, which is very likely.
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Already in February, the Jaguars exercised the one-year option Lewis of his three-year contract, but with the team signing Austin Sefarin-Jenkins and Niles Paul during free agency, the Jaguars decided to cut Lewis and save $ 3.5 million salary cap. Lewis is likely to be No. 2 tight end behind Jimmy Graham that the Packers signed for a three-year contract and $ 30 million in March.
Lewis was originally selected by the Jaguars in the first round in 2006. The Jaguars had high hopes that Lewis was a tight end catcher, but Lewis has been best known for his ability to block. However, he is solid in the pbading game as he recorded 24 receptions for 318 yards and five touchdowns in 2017. His best season was in 2010 when Lewis recorded 58 receptions for 700 yards and 10 touchdowns that led him to be named for the Pro Bowl and the All-Pro Second Team. In his career, Lewis has registered 375 receptions for 4,502 yards and 33 touchdowns.
Shortly after the Packers signed Lewis for a one-year contract, the Packers signed veteran offensive lineman Byron Bell to a contract. The details of Bell's contract have not been published, but he probably has a contract similar to Lewis's. And that leads to the question of how much salary cap space the Packers have. According to the NFLPA daily salary cap report, the Packers have a little over $ 12 million starting Thursday night. However, that does not take into account the contracts of Lewis and Bell, so once those numbers are entered, the Packers will probably have $ 8 or $ 9 million of space in the remaining cap.
So, what would be the next move for the Packers list? In the next few weeks, the Packers could seek to finalize a contract for Aaron Rodgers who has two years remaining on his current contract. With the market value for franchise quarterbacks at an all time high, we could see Rodgers get a contract where he will get more than $ 100 million guaranteed, which would be the most in the history of the NFL.