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Lewis doubtful; Dawson questionable

By Marla Ridenour Published: September 25, 2009

Starting running back Jamal Lewis was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game at Baltimore, which means there is at least a 75 percent chance he will not play against his old team. Lewis sat out all week with a hamstring problem apparently suffered last weekend at Denver.

Jerome Harrison and rookie James Davis will fill in for Lewis, while No. 2 receiver Joshua Cribbs could run out of the wildcat formation.

Returning to the field on a limited basis was offensive lineman Rex Hadnot, who suffered an MCL injury on Aug. 6. But he's also doubtful, along with right guard Floyd ''Pork Chop'' Womack, who suffered an ankle injury against the Broncos and was still wearing a boot Friday. He'll likely be replaced by Hank Fraley.

The biggest surprise on the injury report was the addition of kicker Phil Dawson, questionable with a right calf injury. Several free agent kickers were trying out after practice Friday. The Browns would have to sign a replacement by Saturday.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, ex-Buccaneer Matt Bryant and ex-Cowboy Billy Cundiff were among those trying out.

Dawson is 24 for 26 on field goal attempts against the Ravens, including a 51-yarder that bounced off the crossbar support to send the game into overtime on Nov. 18, 2007. The Browns prevailed 33-30 on Dawson's 33-yarder.

Also questionable for the Browns is linebacker David Bowens (knee) and nose tackle Shaun Rogers (foot).

For the Ravens, Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed was added to the report and did not practice Friday (neck). He's listed as questionable, along with linebacker Jarret Johnson (shoulder) and tight end L.J. Smith (hamstring).


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