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Chiefs vs. Jaguars: Marcedes Lewis Ruled Out With Calf Injury


The Chiefs road to win No. 1 of the 2013 season just got a little bit easier, as it’s being reported that Jaguars’ tight end Marcedes Lewis will not be on the field for Jacksonville.

Not to diminish the Jaguars, but they already seemed like a pretty easy opponent for this new-look Kansas City team, and the Chiefs chances of winning just got a whole lot better.

The Associated Press reported the news (h/t BostonHerald.com):

Coach Gus Bradley ruled out Lewis on Friday following his third consecutive missed practice.

Lewis initially injured his left calf in warm-ups before the team’s second preseason game, Aug. 17 at the New York Jets. He missed the final three exhibition games. He was full go and felt good Monday, but tweaked his calf early in practice Wednesday.

Bradley says the team is going to be cautious with his return.

This is a huge loss for the Jaguars, as Lewis is undoubtedly one of their better offensive weapons. He’s a big, productive tight end who can really stretch the field, and he was one of the players that I though Kansas City was going to have to game plan for.

Apparently Lewis won’t be playing this Sunday though, so that’s one less offensive threat Kansas City’s defense will have to worry about in Week No. 1.

According to the depth chart on Jaguars.com, Allen Reisner is the No. 2 tight end for Jacksonville.

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars Kansas City Chiefs Marcedes Lewis

  • Canad-Ian

    If Chiefs lose this game I’m worried about what will get thrown through my TV screen.

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    Lewis out, Blackmon suspended, Gabbert hurt. They Chiefs need to blow this team out.

  • RepOurChiefs

    No team shld be taken lightly by any means but this is statement time. Time to put lesser teams away convincingly and shock the ones deemed better than us! Just like Denver put away a lesser team(sorry ravens fans but I think u know the ravens are a shell of its former self and 1st to last seems obvious) so lets keep pace and make a statement…as well! #gOchiefs!

  • Lyle Graversen

    Gabbert is hurt, gun shy by nature, and now is without his most talented WR and security blanket TE. If I’m Bob Sutton, I’m double teaming Cecil Shorts and making sure someone has MJD out of the backfield and then blitzing the living snot out of Gabbert on every single play. Maybe we give up a big play or two, but I’d bet the farm that Gabbert crumbles under the pressure.

    • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

      Chiefs need to bring the house… Heck, that should be the plan every week.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    The Jags are gonna have a real tough time scoring points tomorrow.