The Cleveland Browns terminated the contract of RB Jamal Lewis, the
team announced Wednesday. According to a league source, Lewis failed a team
physical. Lewis was suffering post-concussion symptoms late last season and was
placed on injured reserve.
“I enjoyed getting to know Jamal and having the opportunity to coach him last
season,” said Browns head coach Eric Mangini. “We want to thank him for
his contributions to the Cleveland Browns and wish him nothing but the best
moving forward. I’m sure he will be successful in whatever he decides to
Lewis hinted to his teammates before the 2009 season ended that he planned to
retire. However, his agent, Mitch Frankel, indicated that Lewis hasn't decided
what he wants to do, retire or play.
As Scout.com first reported recently, Lewis was due a $1.5 million roster
bonus around March 9. He carried a base salary of $2.4 million for 2010.
Veteran QB Derek Anderson, as Scout.com also reported previously,
has a roster bonus of $2 million due on March 19. He also carries a base
salary of $7.45 million.
A player personnel source said that another player to keep an eye on his veteran
DL Corey Williams. Williams only started two games at defensive end for
the Browns last season and seems out of place playing end in Cleveland's 3-4
scheme. The 29-year old defensive lineman has a $1.7 million roster bonus due
relatively soon, the source added. Williams carries a base salary of $4.2
million for 2010.
Williams played defensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers, prior to the to the
2008 trade with the Browns.
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