With all of our talk earlier this week regarding the need for a running game if a quarterback is going to be successful, it does not appear that things will be getting much easier with the recent news that Jamal Lewis was held out of practice for the third straight day this week. An apparent hamstring injury was suffered in last week’s debacle in Denver, and Lewis has been unable to bounce back quick enough to garner any snaps at practice.
When the injury report comes out later today, the PD’s Mary Kay Cabot speculates that Lewis will be listed as “Doubtful,” giving him a 25 percent chance to suit up against his old team. The fact that he was not even “limited” is not a good sign.
Assuming that Lewis is unable to suit up, the Browns will go to battle with rookie James Davis and Jerome Harrison – both backs suffering injuries of their own within the last month. Also in the equation will be Cedric Peerman, a running back who the Browns recently added after he was released from (wait for it…) the Baltimore Ravens.
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