Cleveland Browns running back Dion Lewis is planning his comeback.
Lewis underwent surgery last year to address a fractured fibula and ligament damage suffered last August.
Since that time, though, the Browns have signed Ben Tate and drafted Terrance West.
How does this affect Lewis?
“I don’t know,” Lewis told the Akron Beacon-Journal. “I’m still very excited to get back there and prove that I’m 100 percent recovered from the injury. With new coaches, everybody is learning a new system. So I feel like I’ve learned the system well, and I’m looking forward to getting out there and competing with the rest of the guys.”
Lewis was sidelined during minicamp with an injury.
Does he fit the Browns’ new scheme?
“If you’re a running back, you’re a running back,” Lewis said. “You can run in any scheme. I feel like I can adjust my abilities to anything that a coach asks me to do, and whatever I’m asked to do I’m going to do it to the best of my ability.
“Pretty much every team runs an outside zone play. It’s a different little scheme here. Most of it is outside zone, but at the same time there’s inside zone and other plays, too. I’m very comfortable with it being involved in OTAs and the first minicamp [in April]. I’m just getting comfortable with the terminology, and I should be ready to go.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he’s a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.