Browns running back Jamal Lewis was not on the field Tuesday for the first 30 minutes of practice open to the media. It was later learned his absence was excused.
Because this is the Browns bye week, there is no injury report.
After Sunday's 30-6 loss at Chicago, Lewis said he was planning on retiring after the season, even though he has a year left on his contract. Lewis, 30, is in his 10th season.
The Browns released defensive back Anthony Madison and kicker Billy Cundiff. No moves to fill those spots are expected today.