The #Browns new deal with LB Malcolm Smith is for one year
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) March 17, 2021
Though the deal is reportedly a one year deal for 2021, financial terms have not yet been disclosed.
Malcolm Smith, 31, joined the Browns in 2020 after spending time in Dallas, Jacksonville, San Francisco, Oakland, and Seattle.
Retaining Malcolm Smith keeps some of the veteran leadership and experience on the defensive side of the ball.
A Former Super Bowl Champion and Super Bowl MVP
Smith’s career began in Seattle.
He was a seventh-round pick (242nd overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft.
In his third season, the Seahawks won the Super Bowl and he was named Super Bowl MVP.
He was a part of the famed Seahawk defense known as the “Legion of Boom.”
53 Days until #Seahawks football!
Let’s reminisce on No. 53, Malcolm Smith, the MVP of Super Bowl XLVIII.
— Sports ON Tap Seattle (@SONTSeattle) July 22, 2020
Malcolm Smith As A Cleveland Brown
Cleveland Browns have re-signed LB Malcolm Smith.
Cleveland acquired the former Super Bowl MVP just before last season. He played 52% of the Browns’ defensive snaps, making 4 starts, and made 72 tackles, 1 INT, 2 PD, 1 FF, and 1 sack. pic.twitter.com/T5zkBqqsK4
— editsandnews (@edits_and_news) March 17, 2021
Smith appeared in 15 regular season games in 2020.
He had 49 solo tackles and 1 interception.
Browns Free Agent Deals
As of March 17, the Browns have reportedly agreed to deals with three players.
- Safety John Johnson III from the Los Angeles Rams
- Defensive end Takk McKinley from the Las Vegas Raiders
- Linebacker Malcolm Smith to remain with the Cleveland Browns
No one is surprised that the defense is the focal point in 2021; upgrading it is a necessity to advance further in the playoffs.
While the Browns have not been very active in free agency yet this season, rest assured that Berry and Stefanski have a plan.
There will certainly be more to come given the Browns favorable financial position and the holes that need to be filled.