Lewis is in the midst of his worst season ever and he keeps complaining
about his dwindling carries and uncertain contract situation. Lewis is in
the final year of a six-year, $35.3 million contract.
The Ravens are most likely to designate the slumping former NFL Offensive Player of the Year as their franchise player, which would restrict his movement and guarantee him a base salary of roughly $6.5 million in 2006.
They could opt to franchise Lewis then potentially offer him in trades for less than the compensation of two first-round draft picks.
Other free agent options include Lewis' productive, shifty backup, Chester Taylor, Indianapolis' Edgerrin James and Seattle's Shaun Alexander.
In addition to being a long time contributor to RavensInsider, Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times in Westminster Maryland.
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