Lewis, who came to the Browns in an offseason trade with the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for linebacker Emmanuel Acho, is in his third NFL season, and the 2011 fifth-round pick (No. 149 overall) of the Eagles rushed for 171 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries in Philadelphia.
“I’m excited to be here and excited to show these coaches what I’m able to do,” Lewis said earlier in the week. “I just wanted to come in and compete, come in here and compete and learn as much as I can and try to be a part of this team. There’s definitely room for improvement, but I feel like I’ve picked things up pretty fast and limited some mistakes.
“When I got traded, I was just looking at it and thinking of it as a good opportunity for me, a fresh start and a way to come in and compete. I was definitely excited to get here, just be a part of the team and try to make an impact.”
Lewis has shown a lot to the coaches during practices throughout training camp.
“He’s had a good camp,” Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said. “He’s really showing a lot. He’s been a playmaker and shows good vision, running skills, good demonstration of catching the ball, so, I’m looking forward to seeing him in the game. We are working him on special teams as a kick returner as well. I am excited to see what he does.”
In addition to Richardson, the Browns will be without wide receiver
The Rams will be without the services of safety Matthew Daniels, running back Terrance Ganaway, linebacker Jabara Williams, defensive end Sammy Brown, wide receiver Andrew Helmick, tight end Lance Kendricks, and defensive tackle Jermelle Cudjo.
St. Louis has no expected lineup changes.