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Browns planning to work out former Super Bowl MVP LB Malcolm Smith

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The Cleveland Browns could be in the market for a linebacker following a potential season-ending injury to Mack Wilson. According to the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Browns are planning to work out former Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith.

While the Browns decide what is best for Wilson, they are looking to add some depth at linebacker soon. If the team elects to have Wilson undergo surgery, he’ll miss the entire 2020 season.

Even if he doesn’t undergo surgery, Wilson is going to miss an extended period of time before he can have a chance to return to the team. The loss of Wilson could be detrimental to Cleveland’s defense given the fact he was expected to replace Joe Schobert as the leader at inside linebacker.

As for Smith, he spent last season with two teams, finishing the season with the Dallas Cowboys. Of course, Smith is most known for his time with the Seattle Seahawks when he won Super Bowl MVP in 2013.

After spending the first four seasons of his career with the Seahawks, Smith signed with the Oakland Raiders (now Las Vegas Raiders) in 2015. The best statistical season of his career actually came with the Raiders in 2015. That season, the USC product notched 122 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles, and an interception.

With Wilson expected to be sidelined, the Browns could decide to stay in-house with Tae Davis or Willie Harvey at inside linebacker. Or Cleveland could choose to sign someone like Smith, who brings more experience to the position.