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NFL News: Former Browns tight end Alex Smith to visit Bengals

Adam Caplan reports that the Bengals are on the trail of former Cleveland Browns tight end Alex Smith.

The summation for Alex Smith’s time in Cleveland for me is probably that he was better than I ever thought he would be. Nobody will ever forget the time the Browns handed the ball off to him, but I think most put that on Shurmur. In the end, Smith was a high energy player for the Browns with a zeal for blocking and better hands than many of us expected.

In the end, Smith played 28 games for the Browns receiving 28 passes for 184 yards and 1 TD. The Browns currently have five tight ends on the official roster in Jordan Cameron, Gary Barnidge, Kellen Davis, Dan Gronkowski, and Brad Smelley. It wouldn’t surprise most if the Browns took another tight end in the draft.

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  • BenRM

    Don’t you mean former Browns FULLBACK? heh..snark…snark…snark

  • Vindictive_Pat

    You can never have too many tight ends. Now, with respect to the football players…

  • mgbode

    Alex Smith is a solid professional that did everything the coaching staff asked of him. I’d hope for a better fate than the Bengals on him.

  • BenRM

    Playoffs every other year doesn’t seem too bad to me

  • mgbode

    it’s one of those things though. the owner is so cheap that he refuses to sign extra guys to run drills in OTAs/August, the facilities aren’t up to par, etc.

    things that don’t really matter in the grand scheme on gamedays, but do matter to your general happiness if you are one of the guys playing.

  • boomhauertjs

    Surprised he didn’t end up in Philly with Shurmur since he often was the focal point of the offense.

  • JK

    awww I see what you did there!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    He should go to KC that way Alex Smith can throw to Alex Smith!

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Wink! I know my constant trolling for a** can get old around here, and I thank you for humoring me, JK.