Cleveland Browns

Jamal Lewis Makes Final Cut, Remains a Cleveland Brown

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 7:   Jamal Lewis #31 of the Cleveland Browns carries the ball during the game against the Tennessee Titans on December 7, 2008 at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Midwest Sports FansAnalyst ISeptember 7, 2009

After reports came out of Cleveland that the Browns might cut Jamal Lewis, he remains a Brown after the team trimmed down to the 53-man roster.

I can’t figure out the motive behind the thought of cutting Lewis. Eric Mangini’s plan to establish any kind of ground game would be out the window with the loss of Lewis. Were they serious, or was this a carefully planned media release to motivate the veteran?

Although rookie running back James Davis and fellow backup Jerome Harrison have shown promise at the running back position, they at this point are only nice complements to Lewis.

In the preseason, Lewis demonstrated the ability to smash the hole with violence and displayed that he still has his hard-nosed running style. I am, as any Browns fan should be, ecstatic that Lewis is still a Brown.

— Kurt Fraschetti

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