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.