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Packers TE Jimmy Graham (groin) has missed the first 2 days of practice this week with a groin injury. We don't have any other details, but it appears he's in danger of missing this weekend's game against the Broncos. That'd leave Marcedes Lewis and Robert Tonyan as Green Bay's top 2 TEs. Check back tomorrow for another update on Graham.

Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills. TE Marcedes Lewis (calf) was placed on I.R. earlier this week, leaving Ben Koyack as Jacksonville's lead TE. The former 7th-rounder would be a desperation fantasy play.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Jaguars TE Julius Thomas is expected to need surgery on a finger tendon.  He's going for a 2nd opinion on Tuesday, but the procedure would reportedly cost him 4-5 weeks.  GM David Caldwell confirmed the report.  "My understanding is that if he does need it, it only pushes him back a couple of weeks in terms of his return time," Caldwell said. "He was going to be 50-50 for the opener. We would hope if everything went well it should be four weeks from the surgery where he'd be back to full strength. Our most realistic case is he has surgery and he's back for Indy."  The Jaguars take on the Colts in Week 4, so for now, expect Thomas to miss the first 3 games of the season.  We should get another update tomorrow.  TE Mercedes Lewis figures to serve as Jacksonville's primary TE for as long as Thomas is out.  He's a low-upside TE2 that isn't worth rostering in the majority of fantasy leagues.

Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (ankle) is set to return following the team's Week 11 bye.  "I had two good weeks of practice," he said. "And I'm ready to go."   Lewis has been out since Week 2 but totaled 8 catches, 106 yards and a score in his 2 appearances this season.  In his absence, TE Clay Harbor has averaged 4.6 targets and 3.6 catches per game.  The TE has been a significant part of Jacksonville's passing game all year, which could make Lewis a spot-start option down the stretch.

The Jaguars have placed TE Marcedes Lewis on IR with the designation to return.  That means Lewis can't practice for 6 weeks and then can't play in a game for another 2 weeks after that.  The 8 weeks total is the long end of the original timetable, but it certainly makes sense for the struggling Jags to free up a roster spot.  As we said previously, you can feel free to drop Lewis from your roster for a more available option.

Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.  Lewis was off to a start nice with a 6-35 line in the opener and a 63-yard TD in Week 2.  He's droppable in all fantasy leagues now.  

Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis suffered an ankle injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Redskins.  He's been ruled out for the rest of the contest.  We should get an update on his status tonight or tomorrow.

Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis is dealing with a "knee capsule injury," the team announced Monday.  He made it through Week 1 and is expected to be available for Week 2 against the Redskins.  We'll keep an eye on Lewis, but it doesn't sound like a serious concern.  He caught 6 balls for 35 yards in the opener.

Jags TE Marcedes Lewis missed a career-high 5 games last year due to a calf injury.  He also turned 30 in March.  Still, the veteran is optimistic that he’ll rebound from a disappointing campaign. “I felt like I had a great offseason – the best offseason I’ve had,” Lewis said. “I just got to a point where I felt really good. I thought, ‘I can’t believe I’m going into my ninth year and I actually feel this good. Not just my body, but my spirit.’”  Lewis butted heads with former HC Mike Mularkey, but he’s a huge fan of Gus Bradley.  “I tell people I’m close to, ‘The people I believe in the most are the people who give you the same thing every day,’” Lewis said. “Gus hasn’t changed.”  If the 6’6 TE remains healthy, he’ll carry decent TD upside in a thin passing offense.  Lewis quietly scored in every game from Week 13 to Week 16 last season.  He’s squarely on the TE2 radar.

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10:39am EDT 10/20/13

Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (calf) is active for today’s game against the Chargers.  He lasted just 2 snaps before reinjuring that calf in Week 4.  We’ll see how long he lasts today. Lewis can't be trusted in fantasy.

Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (calf) practiced all week and is expected to play against the Chargers on Sunday.  Considering he lasted just 2 snaps when he returned for Week 4, Lewis can't be trusted in fantasy.

Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Rams.  He lasted just 2 snaps in his 2013 debut last week before reinjuring that calf.  Lewis isn’t worth rostering in fantasy leagues.

Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis reinjured his calf in the 1st half of Sunday's game.  He's done for the day, finishing without a catch.

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10:34am EDT 9/29/13

Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (calf) is active for today’s game against the Colts.  He figures to help more as a blocker than pass-catcher.  Lewis shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups for his 2013 debut.

Marcedes Lewis (calf) is probable for Week 4 after putting in a limited week of practice.  He’s fully expected to make his 2013 debut against the Colts this weekend.  He’ll be worth monitoring but shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups.

Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (calf) returned to practice this week but is out for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks.  Look for a Week 4 return.

Jags TE Marcedes Lewis (calf) is inactive for today’s matchup with the Raiders.  As expected.  WR Cecil Shorts is slated for a busy day against Oakland’s suspect pass defense.

Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (calf) didn’t practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Raiders.  TE Allen Reisner will get another start after going for 31 yards on 3 catches in the opener.  You can do much better for your fantasy starter.

Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (calf) missed practice on Wednesday and isn't expected to play in this weekend's game against the Raiders.  He's been hobbled by this groin problem for about a month now.  TE Allen Reisner figures to get another start in Week 2.  He hauled in 3 balls on 5 targets for 31 yards in the opener but isn't a fantasy option.

Jags TE Marcedes Lewis (calf) is unsure if he’ll practice this week, per beat writer Ryan O’Halloran.  Lewis didn’t suit up in Week 1, and the Jags badly missed him.  An excellent blocker with red zone ability, his health is vital to the Jags assembling a respectable NFL offense.  Still, even if Lewis returns this week, he’s a poor bet for fantasy value.

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