The report says the thought around the league is the team will cut Lewis, but LaCanfora reports "I'm told he will be back."
Lewis had 25 catches for 359 yards and four touchdowns in 2013.
Lewis will count $8.25 million against the cap. If he stays healthy, the 29-year-old could reach 50 catches, according to the website.
The Colts do a great job limiting tight ends, allowing them to average just 5.60 Fantasy points per game. Indianapolis has only allowed 20 passing touchdowns through 15 games this season. Only three have gone to opposing tight ends. The team also does a good job limiting yardage, holding tight ends below 50 yards this season.
Lewis has become a main target of Chad Henne. With Justin Blackmon suspended and Cecil Shorts out, Lewis has become the team's only reliable target in the passing game. He's now scored in four straight games, and will look to make it five against the Colts. Lewis was limited earlier in the year by an injury, and may have finally gotten over his issues in the past month or so. The team has specifically drawn up plays for him in the red zone over the past few games. It's a tough matchup, but if anyone is going to catch a passing touchdown for Jacksonville, it's going to be Lewis.
Lewis had a similar-looking grab in the open field earlier on the drive but didn't finish with huge numbers, catching four passes for 50 yards. His six targets were tied for second-most on the team.
Though he has yet to exceed 54 receiving yards in a game this season, his two most productive games have been his last two, both coming with top wide receiver Cecil Shorts on IR. Lewis will look to keep it going Week 17 at Indianapolis.
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