After 12 seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Long Beach Poly alum Marcedes Lewis was released by the team Tuesday afternoon.
Lewis, a two-time Pro Bowler, helped the Jaguars to the AFC championship game this year. The longest-tenured Jaguar, he is also the Poly alum with the second-longest NFL career, trailing only Willie McGinest’s 15 years. The move was a surprise given that the team exercised his option last month.
“I think I deserved a little better than I got,” Lewis said to the Associated Press. “I wish they would have done it sooner.”
Lewis has gained acclaim locally not just for his lengthy pro career but for the way he’s given back to the community. He began offering a free football camp shortly after his career began and it will run in its 10th incarnation on June 16th at Poly.