Although he still doesn't have a long-term contract, Lewis said on his Twitter page Sunday that he is returning to the team after a five-day holdout.
"Though my contract is still being negotiated, I'm headed back to jax today! need to be with my team! Its been entirely too long," Lewis tweeted.
"Marcedes is a man of his word," Smith said. "I eagerly anticipate him being back here. He's a big part of this team and where we're going. It'll be great to see him."
Lewis caught 58 passes for 700 yards and 10 touchdowns last season -- all career highs. The Jaguars placed the franchise tag on Lewis, who signed a one-year tender offer worth nearly $7.3 million. But both sides want to work out a long-term deal and are continuing to negotiate.
Nonetheless, Lewis opted not to report for camp. Coach Jack Del Rio indicated he would fine the 6-foot-6, 275-pound former first-round pick for missing time. Under the league's new collective bargaining agreement, Lewis can be fined as much as $30,000 a day.
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