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Marcedes Lewis talks dollars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Marcedes Lewis rejoined the Jaguars today and could have a new deal soon.

Here’s the news story I did on it.

I hustled off for an interview with general manager Gene Smith when Lewis talked more with the team’s beat reporters.

He said then that he isn’t expecting Antonio Gates money -- five years, $36.175 million -- or even the franchise tag money ($7.3 million) as a five-year average.

Both sides sound confident a deal is pending.

It’ll come with a guarantee of about $15 million, building on the Jaguars' recent spending spree.

We don’t know Drew Coleman’s guarantee yet. But Paul Posluszny ($15 million), Clint Session ($11.5 million) and Dawan Landry ($10.5 million) combined for $37 million in guaranteed money already.