Report: Browns hope to bring Lewis back next season

According to a source, the Cleveland Browns intend to bring running back Jamal Lewis back next season, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Friday.

Lewis has 1,176 rushing yards and nine touchdowns entering the Browns' final game of the season, against the San Francisco 49ers. He is playing on a one-year contract, which will pay him $5 million including incentives, and will become an unrestricted free agent in March.

"[Browns General Manager] Phil Savage and this organization, they'll talk to my agent, and if there's anything, they'll talk to me," Lewis said, according to the newspaper. "So that's it."

Lewis' agent, Mitch Frankel, said Friday that talks regarding a contract extension have not begun. But the source said the Browns will address his status after the season, according to the Plain Dealer.