Thanks to a concussion, Browns running back Jamal Lewis will see no more playing time this year, as he has been placed on the injured reserve. Lewis said last month that he intended to retire after the 2009-2010 season, so this could be the last time that Lewis dons the pads:
Coach Eric Mangini, who declined to mention Lewis' injury in two news conferences this week, said the decision to put Lewis — and safety Brodney Pool — on IR came after consulting with the club's medical team.
"As I've said before, organizationally, players' health and safety are paramount in any decision we make with regards to putting them back on the field," Mangini said in a statement. "Jamal has been an integral part of this team and he has exhibited a great work ethic. He worked hard, studied hard and set a good example for the younger running backs."
If Lewis goes through with his plans to retire, he will finish his career with 10,607 yards and 58 touchdowns. Lewis ran for an eye-popping 2,066 yards in the 2003 season.