CLEVELAND -- The task was ominous enough. Now the winless Cleveland Browns must play a fierce AFC North rival without two of their best offensive weapons.
Week 3 injury reports
Lewis, a 10,000-yard rusher in his 10-year NFL career, won't play because of a hamstring injury that kept him out of practice all week. Dawson, who has played some of his best games against the Ravens, is sidelined with an injured right calf.
On top of that, the Browns also will be without offensive linemen Floyd Womack (ankle) and Rex Hadnot (knee).
Cundiff was one of five kickers the Browns worked out Friday, when Dawson was added to the injury report. In 58 career regular-season games, Cundiff has made 60 of 83 field-goal attempts and 100 of 101 point-after kicks.
With Lewis not able to play, the Browns will turn to rookie running back James Davis and fourth-year pro Jerome Harrison against the Ravens, who have the NFL's top run defense. Davis missed last week's game because of a shoulder injury, and Harrison was out of the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings.
Hank Fraley will start in Womack's place at right guard. Fraley, a former center, entered last weekend's game after Womack was hurt.
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