BEREA — Browns safety Brodney Pool is likely done for the season following a concussion suffered Sunday in a 16-7 loss to Cincinnati. It's at least the fourth of his five-year career, and coach Eric Mangini said Wednesday he was definitely out for this week's game against San Diego and "there's a chance he won't be playing the rest of the year." The Browns (1-10) have five games left.
Running back Jamal Lewis might also be headed for season-ending injured reserve. He wasn't in the locker room Wednesday or at practice during the portion open to the media. The team didn't have a comment or an explanation.
Lewis, who announced last month that he plans to retire following this season, carried 11 times Sunday for 40 yards and no injury was announced by the team during the game or after. Lewis, 30, missed two games with a hamstring injury early in the season and has fought through a nagging ankle injury recently.
Lewis has carried 143 times for 500 yards this season, putting him 21st on the NFL's all-time rushing list with 10,607 yards.
Lewis, 30, has been critical of the length and physicality of Mangini’s practices, and they’ve never been to be on the same page. Lewis' body has taken quite a toll over his 10 years and 2,542 carries, especially with his physical style.
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