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Dion Lewis | Running Back

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 195
College: Pittsburgh
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Browns placed RB Dion Lewis on injured reserve with a fractured left fibula, ending his season.
Lewis broke the leg in the Browns' second preseason game. There had been speculation that Cleveland could use its short-term I.R. spot on Lewis, but management didn't deem him valuable enough. Some combination of Chris Ogbonnaya, Brandon Jackson, and perhaps Montario Hardesty will open the season as Trent Richardson's backup. (T-Rich essentially has no handcuff.) Lewis is signed for $645,000 in the final year of his contract next season. Mon, Aug 26, 2013 05:40:00 PM

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Browns RB Dion Lewis (broken leg) is expected to be placed on injured reserve.

Lewis underwent surgery on Monday. He was a candidate for injured reserve/designated to return, but the Browns must not be confident he'd be ready by Week 8. Cleveland has a very uncertain situation behind bell-cow Trent Richardson.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 09:14:00 PM

Browns RB Dion Lewis will undergo surgery on his fractured left fibula.

Lewis will likely miss the entire season after suffering a broken leg in Thursday's preseason game. Depending on the extent of the damage, the Browns could decide to stash him on injured reserve/designated for return.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 06:30:00 PM

The Browns have yet to determine if backup RB Dion Lewis (broken leg) will return this season.

Depending on his timeline, Lewis could be a candidate for injured reserve/designated to return. He'd be eligible to return in Week 8 if he landed on short-term IR. Considering the state of the Browns' running back corps behind Trent Richardson, they'll likely take an optimistic view of Lewis' return timetable.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 12:10:00 PM

Dion Lewis suffered a fractured fibula in Thursday night's preseason game against the Lions.

Lewis was carted off the field in the second half. He had secured the No. 2 running back job with Montario Hardesty (knee scope) on the shelf, but will now likely miss at least first couple months of the season. It's a tough break for Lewis, who rushed for 55 yards on ten carries through two preseason games. Brandon Jackson is the new favorite to be Trent Richardson's top backup, although Chris Ogbonnaya and Montario Hardesty could also be involved if T-Rich got hurt during the year.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 10:57:00 PM

Dion Lewis has taken more first-team reps than anyone in Browns camp.

Trent Richardson has been coddled thanks to his minor shin issues and former second-round pick Montario Hardesty has missed time with hamstring/finger woes. Regardless, Lewis has played well enough to win the No. 2 job outright. "The stuff that he can bring to the table, much like a (Darren) Sproles, it's very rare you can find a smaller guy like him that moves and plays hard like him every down," Richardson said. Hardesty's roster spot is in serious danger.
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 08:05:00 AM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer believes Dion Lewis "helped his case" to be the Browns' No. 2 running back with his preseason opener performance.

Always-injured Montario Hardesty is being left in the dust. Lewis ripped off a 31-yard kick return, gained nine yards on a carry, added 16 yards on a screen, and scored from two yards out on a reception. Lewis wound up with only 34 yards on eight touches, but provides more of a jittery change-of-pace behind Trent Richardson than Hardesty. Hardesty's roster security is waning fast.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 12:53:00 PM

Brown RB Dion Lewis started and rushed for 12 yards on five carries in Thursday night's preseason opener against the Rams.

Lewis also caught three passes for 22 yards and a touchdown. The third-year back started the game with Trent Richardson (shin) and Montario Hardesty (hamstring) out of action. It was mostly a positive night for Lewis, mainly because he didn't cough the ball up; coaches have been concerned about his ball security. Lewis has a real chance to overtake Hardesty for No. 2 duties.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 10:55:00 PM

Browns OC Norv Turner compared RB Dion Lewis to Darren Sproles.

"If you look out here on the practice field it looks like Darren," Turner said. "Now you’ve got to transfer that into games." Sproles played for Turner from 2007-10 in San Diego, operating as a passing-down specialist behind LaDainian Tomlinson. Trent Richardson is going to be the workhorse back in Cleveland. Lewis will see occasional snaps if he can lock down the No. 2 role.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 08:39:00 AM

ESPN Cleveland calls RB Dion Lewis the surprise of Browns camp so far.

It's notable because Montario Hardesty's roster spot appears to be in danger due to continued durability woes. Lewis has gotten reps with the second-team offense, impressing with his speed and foot quickness. It's a camp battle for potential Trent Richardson handcuffers to monitor.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 09:33:00 AM

Browns acquired RB Dion Lewis from the Eagles in exchange for LB Emmanuel Acho.

A fifth-round pick of the Eagles in 2011, Lewis lost backup duties to Bryce Brown during training camp last season. Still, he's just 22 years old and has shown flashes while averaging 4.75 yards per carry on 36 career attempts. Lewis will try to push Montario Hardesty for the change-of-pace role behind workhorse Trent Richardson in Cleveland. Acho, a 2012 sixth-round pick, missed his entire rookie year with a torn meniscus in his knee.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 11:02:00 AM

NFL sources tell the Philadelphia Inquirer that Eagles RB Dion Lewis in on the trade block.

Lewis is on the trade block every year. After falling behind rookie Bryce Brown last season as LeSean McCoy's primary backup, Lewis has just 36 career carries to his name. At 5-foot-8, 195 pounds, he's considered too small for Chip Kelly's system, which seems odd considering Kelly gave 5-foot-9, 196-pound Kenjon Barner 278 carries last year. Interested teams would have to like Lewis more than a player they could draft in the sixth or seventh round. Lewis will likely end up being waived.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 03:32:00 PM

Dion Lewis rushed three times for 15 yards in the Eagles' Week 17 loss to the Giants.

Lewis entered training camp as LeSean McCoy's primary backup, but he quickly got passed up by Bryce Brown. He ended up rushing just 13 times all season even though McCoy missed four games with a concussion. Lewis will be fighting for a roster spot under a new regime in 2013.
Sun, Dec 30, 2012 06:50:00 PM

Dion Lewis rushed just one time for three yards in Thursday night's Week 15 loss to the Bengals.

Lewis added one catch on a screen pass, but it was blown up in the backfield for a four-yard loss. With LeSean McCoy nearing a return, Lewis should be relegated back to third-string in the very near future.
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 01:18:00 AM

Eagles RB Dion Lewis played 26 snaps in Sunday's Week 14 win over Tampa Bay.

Bryce Brown played 50 snaps, so it isn't as if Lewis is suddenly becoming a major threat to the rookie's workload. Lewis only touched the ball twice, though he did play extensively as a pass protector. Lewis remains off the radar in re-draft fantasy leagues. Brown is locked in as the Eagles' primary back.
Mon, Dec 10, 2012 01:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Brian Hoyer
2Alex Tanney
RB1Ben Tate
2Chris Ogbonnaya
3Edwin Baker
4Dion Lewis
5Fozzy Whittaker
GLB1Ben Tate
2Chris Ogbonnaya
3RB1Chris Ogbonnaya
2Ben Tate
FB1Chris Pressley
WR11Josh Gordon
2Travis Benjamin
3Tori Gurley
4Charles Johnson
WR21Greg Little
2Andrew Hawkins
3Nate Burleson
4Josh Cooper
5Conner Vernon
WR31Andrew Hawkins
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Jim Dray
3Gary Barnidge
4MarQueis Gray
5Andre Smith
K1Billy Cundiff
2Brandon Bogotay