Marcedes Lewis Signs New Deal with Chicago Bears for 19th NFL Season

The Chicago Bears have announced that Marcedes Lewis, who recently celebrated his 40th birthday, has agreed to re-sign with the team for his 19th season in the NFL.

Lewis, affectionately known as “Big Dog,” played in all 17 games for the Bears last year, with four starts. While his primary role is as a blocking tight end, he also managed to make an impact in the passing game, catching four passes for 29 yards and a touchdown.

Despite his age, Lewis continues to be recognized as one of the top run-blocking tight ends in the league. His physicality and experience will complement the skills of fellow tight ends Cole Kmet and Gerald Everett, who are more focused on catching passes.

The decision to bring Lewis back for another season is seen as a strategic move by the Bears’ front office to strengthen the offense, especially around rookie quarterback Caleb Williams, the team’s first overall draft pick.

If Lewis secures a spot on the final roster, he will have the opportunity to surpass Jason Witten’s record for the most regular-season games played by a tight end. Witten, a former Dallas Cowboys player, currently holds the record with 271 games, while Lewis is close behind at 268.