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Dion Lewis placed on Cleveland Browns' IR list

The Cleveland Browns placed running back Dion Lewis on the season-ending injured reserve list, The Plain Dealer reported Monday.

Before suffering a fractured fibula in a preseason tilt against the Detroit Lions, Lewis had been having a very strong training camp. While was little hope he would see the field this season after the injury, the Browns made certain of that with the designation.

Lewis' elusiveness, speed to threaten the edges of a defense and ability in the pass game made him an ideal Robin to Trent Richardson's Batman.

A group that once looked deep has been decimated by injury. Monterio Hardesty, who Lewis was threatening to push off the roster, suffered his own knee injury. Brandon Jackson also has struggled to stay healthy in the past.

Richardson, with his own injury history, always was penciled in as the bell-cow back, but not having a scat back to change gears will hurt the Browns. However, offensive coordinator Norv Turner has unearthed players in the past.

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