With rumors flying that the Browns will place running back Jamal Lewis on injured reserve, a league source tells us that the Browns currently intend to make the move.
Thus, if Lewis makes good on a prior vow to retire after the season, his football days are over.
Per the source, the Browns will be signing DeDe Dorsey to replace Lewis.
Dorsey played for the UFL champion Las Vegas Locomotives, and he worked out for the Browns on Tuesday.
Dorsey previously spent two full seasons with the Bengals and one with the Colts. Cincinnati cut Dorsey after the 2009 regular-season opener, and he opted for the UFL in lieu of waiting for another NFL team to call.
Dorsey finished second in the UFL in rushing, with 369 yards. But he averaged a whopping 6.4 yards per carry. He also had 22 receptions for 130, and he scored six total touchdowns.