LEWIS SIGNING DOESN’T RULE OUT
Scout.com reports that the deal
between the Browns and running back Jamal Lewis is a
one-year deal only.
Recently, it was reported that
Lewis did not want to sign a one-year deal.
The practical effect? The
addition of Lewis doesn’t mean that the Browns won’t draft running back Adrian
Peterson with the No. 3 overall pick. Lewis can be the starter while
Peterson spends his rookie year learning the ropes. Then, in 2008 or 2009,
Peterson can take over the running game.
Also, the fact that Lewis accepted
a one-year contract in Cleveland could mean that the Ravens yanked their offer
after they turned their focus to Willis McGahee.