Jags franchise tag Marcedes Lewis

Updated: February 24, 2011, 10:33 AM ET
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed a franchise tag on Pro Bowl tight end Marcedes Lewis.

The Jaguars and Lewis will continue to negotiate a long-term deal, but the non-exclusive tag essentially assures both sides at least another season together.

For now, they have until the end of the day on March 3 to agree on a contract. That's when the current collective bargaining agreement expires, ending all negotiations.

Lewis led the Jaguars with 10 touchdowns ...

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