Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

19 Feb 2010

Browns Release Jamal Lewis

The Browns released halfback Jamal Lewis today.

Lewis is expected to retire, but the possibility exists that he could end up serving as a power back for a team that needs one (San Diego?)

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 19 Feb 2010

13 comments, Last at 22 Feb 2010, 8:18pm by commissionerleaf

Comments

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by Francisco (not verified) :: Fri, 02/19/2010 - 7:08pm

hahahahahahahahahaha

sorry, power back? This is the guy that played for the Ravens and Browns, right? The washed up one?

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by Bronco Jeff :: Fri, 02/19/2010 - 7:34pm

No, I think that he's the "All-Decade Team" performer at RB.

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by Lola was a dude (not verified) :: Fri, 02/19/2010 - 10:08pm

Is it a vase, or it is two faces? It's both! 0_o

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by Dan :: Fri, 02/19/2010 - 8:09pm

The Chargers offense could plug him in for Tomlinson without missing a beat.

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by Bowl Game Anomaly :: Sat, 02/20/2010 - 8:40pm

Nice backhanded compliment.

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by Lola was a dude (not verified) :: Sun, 02/21/2010 - 12:38am

Yes, but to whom?

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by Life on Mars (not verified) :: Fri, 02/19/2010 - 9:23pm

I really want him to retire. I don't want to read about him in twenty years' time, a drooling mess.

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by Lola was a dude (not verified) :: Fri, 02/19/2010 - 10:11pm

If you're a drooling mess in 20 years, you'll have bigger things to worry about than Jamal Lewis' career decisions.

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by jebmak :: Sat, 02/20/2010 - 7:55am

LOL

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by Life on Mars (not verified) :: Sat, 02/20/2010 - 1:56am

touché. Though I guess if I'm a drooling mess in twenty years I'll actually have less to worry about, not more.

More seriously, have you read some of the reports about his postconcussion syndrome? At the end of the season he was still suffering from headaches and blurred vision, which first presented as symptoms after game one. I really don't think a guy in that state should be stepping onto a football field again.

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by Theo :: Sat, 02/20/2010 - 2:01pm

If you're a drooling mess in 20 years and Jamal Lewis' career is you biggest problem. I'd say you're doing pretty well.

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by Scott C :: Sat, 02/20/2010 - 6:10pm

No no no no.... please don't go to the chargers. They've already got a bunch of young guys and an old guy who are equally capable as a group. They need to take another 4th or 5th round pick on a RB, and hope its another Michael Turner, not waste time in FA on over-the-hill RBs.

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by commissionerleaf :: Mon, 02/22/2010 - 8:18pm

I'm sorry, but if you have post concussion syndrome 20 weeks after the concussion and after months away from football, you should be retiring because you are -already- experiencing long term aftereffects.

Steve Slaton shouldn't be cleared to play again either if he really had a cervical fusion.