And the constant flow of AFC North news continues.
Lewis' future in the NFL is uncertain. He initially said that 2009 would be his final season. But Lewis later hinted that he may be open to returning. He played nine games for the Browns last season after going on injured reserve for post-concussion syndrome.
The release makes Lewis an unrestricted free agent, which means he can sign with any team if he decides to continue playing. Lewis rushed for 10,607 yards and 58 touchdowns in his career with the Browns and Baltimore Ravens.