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Browns place Dion Lewis on injured reserve, waive Jordan Norwood

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The Browns cut four players on Monday morning as they started making their way to 75 players before Tuesday afternoon’s deadline and they continued the process in the afternoon.

Cleveland placed running back Dion Lewis on injured reserve, a move that’s been expected since Lewis fractured his leg in the team’s second preseason game. It was bad timing for Lewis, who was in position to be the No. 2 back with Montario Hardesty beset by several injuries during camp. The Browns acquired Lewis in a trade with the Eagles, for whom he averaged 4.75 yards per carry in limited action over the last two seasons.

Brandon Jackson and Chris Ogbonnaya are the best bets to see action when Trent Richardson comes out of games as Hardesty is still recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his knee.

The Browns also waived wide receiver Jordan Norwood, who spent the last three seasons with the team. Norwood had 13 catches in two games for the Browns last year, but a foot injury knocked him out for the rest of the season, and 38 overall for the Browns during his time with the team. The acquisition of Davone Bess likely played a big factor in Norwood’s departure from Cleveland as Bess will fill the slot receiver role this season.

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7 Responses to “Browns place Dion Lewis on injured reserve, waive Jordan Norwood”
  1. sabanissatan says: Aug 26, 2013 6:53 PM

    Who else thought this headline had to do with Dion Jordan’s injury upon quick glance at the pft homepage??

  2. playgroundlgnd says: Aug 26, 2013 7:50 PM

    Sad sad day… Norwood is the prototype 4th WR.. He may not be the biggest guy, or the fastest, but he always had a knack for finding the soft spot in zones, and always making the catch, great route runner

    Some team will pick him up and get some good use out of him, since he was brought in through the hoody’ys coaching tree, my guess is either New England, or San Fran (since Manginis there now)

  3. pspring63 says: Aug 26, 2013 8:21 PM

    Kinda, sorta what Robiskie was supposed to be. Dime a dozen.

  4. kwjsb says: Aug 26, 2013 8:35 PM

    Norwood will be a good pick-up for someone, good hands good routes and a chip on his shoulders, he just wasn’t their guy. Reminds me a little of Keenan McCardel back in 1995, Bill B. played him because he was there, but didn’t like his game, he went on to a solid career

  5. gromgrimfist says: Aug 26, 2013 10:43 PM

    real shame Dion has talent would love to see him back in Philly but we have 3 starting quality backs already somebody had to be odd man out he is a solid RB though and could start for more then a few teams in the NFL

  6. squealersarelosers says: Aug 27, 2013 10:07 AM

    Norwood was always injured. He has skills, but they’re useless if he cannot stay available.

  7. audient says: Aug 27, 2013 12:13 PM

    Really too bad about Lewis. Hope he makes a full recovery and gets to try again next year, hopefully for the Browns.

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