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Jamal Lewis in Orange and Brown?

Could Lewis be Running Against Baltimore?
Could Jamal Lewis be wearing orange and brown soon? As DoubleC first mentioned here, the Browns are actively pursuing the possibility of signing the former Baltimore Ravens running back. According to the Baltimore Sun, Cleveland was the first team to have Droughns in for a meeting besides the Ravens. Baltimore had offered Lewis a one-year deal, which he refused to accept. In even more recent news, WKYC's own Jim Donovan has reported that Lewis has been in town all day long and is still here. There is a possibility that Lewis and the Browns could agree to a deal tonight.

Signing Lewis would probably spell the end for current running back Reuben Droughns, who is due for a $1.75 million bonus next week if the Browns do not cut him by then. The biggest question in signing Lewis would be whether or not the team would still have an interest in running back Adrian Peterson. I would still advocate the selection of Joe Thomas if he is on the board at No. 3, however.

In other free agent news, Titans defensive end Robaire Smith, a person that I had on my "want" list for free agency (scroll below a few posts), is negotiating a possible contract with the team, according to various sources. Supposedly, the Browns and Smith's agent, Michael Harrison, hope to keep in touch over the next few days. The Browns are still discussing a possible deal with cornerback Rod Hood, who would certainly be a much better pickup than Kenny Wright was.

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