Jamal Lewis Cut as Cleveland Browns Begin Roster Makeover

February 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In two weeks, the Cleveland Browns have parted ways with two big contracts.
Wide receiver Donte' Stallworth was cut the day after the Super Bowl, and running back Jamal Lewis was given his walking papers on Wednesday.
Neither cut should come as any surprise, as Stallworth’s contract was exorbitant for a guy who could barely make it on the field when he wasn’t suspended for killing a pedestrian while driving drunk, and Lewis is old.
In fact, Lewis should’ve never made the Browns' 2009 roster. His ability to explode through the line noticeably diminished during the 2008 season, and his 2009 preseason only showed he hadn’t gotten any faster during the offseason.
Head coach Eric Mangini made a lot of mistakes last year, but he made two really big ones: the retention of Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator after it became painfully obvious Daboll was in over his head, as well as keeping Lewis on the roster.
Lewis was ...

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