Dion Lewis RB CLE 4 Days

Lewis has separated himself in the battle for the Browns' No. 3 running back job, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Lewis received just three carries in the Browns' third preseason contest, but his eight yards on the ground were actually good enough for second on the team. Only Terrance West had more carries (seven) than Lewis, but West turned those carries into just 17 yards. The Browns also like Lewis' ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, and he showed prowess in this part of his game Saturday by catching two passes for 10 yards. The battle is still far from over, but at this point, Lewis seems to be edging out Isaiah Crowell and Chris Ogbonnaya for one of the final running back jobs with the team. This won't translate to much fantasy value out of the gates, but if something were to happen injury-wise to either Ben Tate or Terrance West, Lewis could be in line for more meaningful regular season snaps.

Dion Lewis RB CLE 19 Days

Lewis gained six yards on three carries during the Browns' preseason opener Saturday night. He also caught one pass out of the backfield for two yards.

Lewis did also lose a fumble in the contest, which usually doesn't bode well for young players under new head coaches. He did little to impress in this one elsewhere, although his reception is significant, as the Browns may utilize his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield once the regular season rolls along. Lewis is competing for one of the final running back spots on the roster, and the fact that neither Chris Ogbonnaya or undrafted free agent Isaiah Crowell carried the ball is a good sign for his chances of eventually making the cut. Ball security will certainly be a top priority when the 23-year-old takes the field for the Browns' next preseason tilt Aug. 18 against the Redskins.

Dion Lewis RB CLE 2 Months

Browns RB Dion Lewis missed some of OTAs and all of June minicamp with an undisclosed injury.

Lewis "insists" the injury is not related to last August's fractured fibula, which included ligament damage in his left leg and cost Lewis the entire season. Still, Lewis could've used the reps to make an impression on a new Browns coaching staff. The Akron Beacon Journal is skeptical of Lewis' fit in new OC Kyle Shanahan's zone-running offense. He's a brittle change-of-pace back.

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Dion Lewis (leg) participated in the first day of the Browns offseason program.

Lewis fractured his left fibula during the second preseason game last year and was placed on injured reserve. He heads into the final year of his rookie deal fighting with the likes of Edwin Baker and Fozzy Whittaker for a roster spot behind clear-cut starter Ben Tate.

Dion Lewis RB CLE Aug 26 '13

Browns placed RB Dion Lewis on injured reserve with a broken leg, ending his season.

As expected. Lewis fractured his left fibula in the Browns' second preseason game against the Lions. There was some speculation that Cleveland could use its short-term injured reserve spot on Lewis. Some combination of Chris Ogbonnaya and Brandon Jackson will open the season as Trent Richardson's direct backup. Lewis is signed for $645,000 in the final year of his contract next season.

Dion Lewis RB CLE Aug 20 '13

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.

Dion Lewis RB CLE Aug 16 '13

Dion Lewis will undergo surgery on his fractured left fibula.

Lewis could miss the entire season after suffering a broken leg in Thursday's preseason game. Depending on the extent of the damage, he could be a candidate for injured reserve/designated for return.

Dion Lewis RB CLE Aug 16 '13

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.

Dion Lewis RB CLE Aug 15 '13

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.

Dion Lewis RB CLE Aug 13 '13

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.