NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the veteran tight end agreed to restructure the final year of his contract, per a source informed of the situation. Terms of the deal weren't made available, but the redone pact was not an extension.
The move lifts Lewis off the trade block after Rapoport noted in March that teams had inquired about swapping for the 30-year-old target who accounted for just 18 catches over eight games last season.
"I'm pumped to be a part of something exciting and be a big part of it," Lewis said, per Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union.
After signing premier pass-catcher Julius Thomas in March, Jacksonville now houses one of the AFC's better tight end pairings. If their offensive line can do a better job protecting the pocket this season, young passer Blake Bortles could be staring down a promising second campaign in the AFC South.