Friday, February 19, 2010

Browns injured RB Lewis was released but remained hopeful for returning

The Cleveland Browns seem to be clearing the team for a healthier season. A couple weeks after releasing reinstated wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth, they also released running back Jamal Lewis, who was placed in injured reserve on Dec. 2 because of post-concussion symptoms. And there was still one year left on Lewis’ contract with the Browns.

To Lewis, being released simply means the end of Cleveland days and the end of his NFL career is still too early to come. One he is cleared o play he will find a job in another NFL team. Lewis remains hopeful for that.

“If Jamal wants to play and he’s cleared to play, I think he’s got a lot of football he can bring to the table to help an organization,” Lewis’ agent, Mitch Frankel said. “He can be a significant contributor to the right organization. Jerome Bettis and some other guys at the end of their careers took on a different role, and I think Jamal can do that.”

The 30-year-old running back is still suffering from headaches and blurred vision, the lingering effect of the concussion he sustained in Browns’ opener against the Minnesota Vikings. He tried best to playing despite the symptoms but eventually had to have examination before being put on injured reserve. However, his career number could still bring him quite a few chances of playing football again in another team’s NFL jerseys. Lewis carried 143 times last year for 500 yards and has rushed for 10,067 yards in his career.

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