As expected, the Browns have placed running back Dion Lewis on season-ending injured reserve with a surgically repaired fractured fibula.
Lewis broke his left leg Aug. 15 with 7:52 left in the third quarter of the Browns’ preseason win over the Detroit Lions when he caught a pass from quarterback Jason Campbell for 6 yards and was tackled by linebackers Travis Lewis and Ashlee Palmer.
He had surgery Aug. 19. The next day, Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said Lewis would “likely” be put on season-ending IR.
In April, the Browns traded backup linebacker Emmanuel Acho to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for Lewis. One of the most pleasant surprises of training camp, Lewis was listed third on the depth chart when he was injured.
In two preseason games, Lewis had 10 carries for 45 yards (4.5 average) to go along with seven catches for 37 yards and a touchdown.