The task was ominous enough. Now, the winless Cleveland Browns will have to face the Baltimore Ravens without two of their best offensive weapons.
Running back Jamal Lewis and kicker Phil Dawson will both miss today’s game with injuries.
Lewis, a 10,000-yard career rusher, is out with a hamstring injury that kept him out of practice all week and the steady Dawson, who has had some of his best games against Baltimore, is sidelined with an injured right calf.
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The Carolina Panthers will likely have a makeshift lineup against Dallas as they try to avoid an 0-3 start. Linebacker Na’il Diggs was declared out of Monday night’s game after missing his third straight practice Saturday with bruised ribs. Starting strong safety Chris Harris, top fullback Brad Hoover and defensive end Everette Brown also sat out the workout and are listed as doubtful. … The Buccaneers promoted rookie receiver Mario Urrutia from the practice squad and released fifth-year linebacker Matt McCoy. … Middle linebacker Gary Brackett and cornerback Kelvin Hayden did not travel with the Indianapolis Colts to Arizona. … The general manager of the new Cowboys Stadium has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and has been sentenced to 15 days on a Tarrant County sheriff’s labor detail.