Browns place Lewis, Pool on IR

The Cleveland Browns put starting tailback Jamal Lewis and safety Brodney Pool on injured reserve Wednesday night, ending their 2009 season. Both players were sidelined after suffering a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

"After consulting with our medical team, we felt that this was in the best interest of both Jamal and Brodney at this time," Browns coach Eric Mangini said in a statement.

This likely will signal the end of both players' tenure in Cleveland. Lewis said he would retire after this season, while Pool becomes a free agent.