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Roster Move: Bears re-sign TE Marcedes Lewis


The Bears on Monday re-signed veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis to a one-year contract.

Lewis, who turned 40 last month, has played 18 NFL seasons with the Jaguars (2006-17), Packers (2018-22) and Bears (2023), the most by a tight end in league history. He has appeared in 268 games—the most in the NFL among active players—with 225 starts, catching 436 passes for 5,113 yards and 40 touchdowns. The 6-6, 267-pounder is also considered one of the league's best blocking tight ends.

In his first season with the Bears last year, Lewis played in all 17 games with four starts and caught four passes for 29 yards and one TD.

Lewis was selected by the Jaguars with the 28th pick in the first round of the 2006 draft out of UCLA. The California native spent his first 12 NFL seasons with Jacksonville, earning Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors in 2010 after establishing career highs with 58 receptions, 700 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Lewis ranks third all-time among tight ends in career games played, trailing just Jason Witten (271) and Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez (270). In last season's Week 16 win over the Cardinals, Lewis surpassed Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the most starts by an active player in the NFL, also securing his 40th career receiving touchdown in the victory.

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