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Lewis, Dawson inactive

By Marla Ridenour Published: October 4, 2009

Browns running back Jamal Lewis and kicker Phil Dawson were listed as inactive for the second consecutive week as the Browns take on the visiting Cincinnati Bengals.

Lewis has been sidelined with a hamstring injury suffered at Denver, while Dawson suffered a strained right calf before last weekend's game at Baltimore. Ex-Cowboy Billy Cundiff will kick for the Browns. During warmups, he struggled with the wind when attempting field goals from 42 yards.

Lewis' absence leaves the Browns with only three healthy running backs -- Jerome Harrison (who will start in place of Lewis), Chris Jennings (who was promoted from the practice squad Saturday) and fullback Lawrence Vickers.

Also inactive for Cleveland are defensive backs Gerard Lawson and Anthony Madison, offensive linemen Floyd Womack (ankle) and Rex Hadnot (knee) and tight end Greg Estandia. Rookie receiver Brian Robiskie of Ohio State was activated for just the second time in four games.

The Bengals, meanwhile, will be without three starters -- strong safety Roy Williams (forearm), defensive tackle Tank Johnson (foot) and left guard Nate Livings.

Starting in their places are Chinedum Ndukwe (a former high school and Notre Dame teammate of Brady Quinn), Pat Sims and Evan Mathis, respectively.


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