Ravens' J. Lewis added to injury report

DENVER -- Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis was added to the injury report Saturday with a hand injury, but team officials said he is considered probable for Todays's football game against the Denver Broncos.

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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