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Old 08-08-2009, 11:35 AM   #1
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Default Browns release DL Shaun Smith

Cleveland Browns release defensive lineman Shaun Smith

by By Mary Kay Cabot
Saturday August 08, 2009, 9:56 AM

Browns defensive lineman Shaun Smith, who was heading into his third year with the team, was released Saturday, a source close to the situation said.

No reason was given for his ouster, the source said.

Smith (6-2,, 325) was a versatile lineman who could play end or nosetackle. Smith appeared in 11 games last season with nine starts. He totaled 47 tackles, including 22 solo.

But Smith's on-the-field accomplishments were overshadowed by a run-in with quarterback Brady Quinn in the weight room during which Smith reportedly punched Quinn in the face.

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Did he pop Quinn in the nose again? ha ha!
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: Browns release DL Shaun Smith

i heard quinn was tryin to feel his package while he was doin squats... ...
i'd definetly bring him in for a looksy , you know he'd be an animal against the clowns trying to get to quinn.... he's alot younger than kirshke...

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BEREA, Ohio -- Never afraid to speak his mind or offer an opinion, veteran defensive lineman Shaun Smith was released Saturday by the Cleveland Browns.

Coach Eric Mangini offered few details about his decision to cut Smith, who started 19 games in two seasons with Cleveland and last year was involved in a weight-room fight with quarterback Brady Quinn.

"We needed to create a roster spot and that's really what it came down to," Mangini said.

Agent Neil Schwartz said Smith called him Saturday to inform him about the release.

The 6-foot-2, 325-pound Smith, who can play end or nose tackle, was one of the Browns' most vocal players -- on and off the field. He played two seasons with Cleveland after signing as a free agent in 2007. He made nine starts last season, finishing with 47 tackles in 11 games.

But Smith's biggest moment may have been his confrontation with Quinn last December. Smith reportedly punched Quinn, who at the time was sidelined with a season-ending finger injury, in the face following a heated argument.

Mangini was asked if he found the 27-year-old Smith disruptive.

"I think Shaun did a good job while he was here, and in terms of his experience prior to me getting here, I wasn't familiar with all of those things," said Mangini, who was hired in January after Romeo Crennel was fired.

Browns defensive end Robaire Smith wasn't surprised by Smith's release and didn't want to speculate on whether it was a message from Mangini.

"Anytime you lose a teammate, a friend, it's going to hurt a little bit when they're gone, but it's something that goes on upstairs. I'm quite sure he knows the business," he said. "I don't know what was going on. That was a coach's decision. You'll have to ask coach Mangini."

A nine-year veteran, Robaire Smith knows that one day the business side of football will likely catch up to him, too.

"It's a new regime and there's a lot of different things, a team headed in a different way, so there's always a possibility anybody could be gone," he said. "Maybe you thought you was doing good and you weren't doing what they [coaches] want. It's a business, if you're here, you're here and that's why every time you play you've got to put something on film for the other 31 teams."

After taking the job, Mangini did not meet individually with players for several weeks because he said he wanted to find out more about them.

"I wanted to be able to watch the tape, make sure I did my due diligence in terms of learning about the players and then be able to sit down with them and give them an honest assessment of where they were, what expectations were," Mangini said. "I never like to just jump in, say something and then have to go back and backtrack."

Cleveland's coaching staff had asked Shaun Smith to drop weight before training camp, and last week he reported lighter than he had been in years. He signed a four-year free agent deal worth $8.6 million in 2007 after playing two seasons with Cincinnati.

Also, Mangini offered no update on injured offensive lineman Rex Hadnot, who was carted off the field on Thursday with what appeared to be a serious knee injury. Hadnot was engaged in a block when he was hit on the side of the knee by rookie linebacker David Veikune, who was blocked into him.

"Injuries aren't anything I'm going to talk about," Mangini said.
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We should sign him just because he punched Quinn IMO
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He's got no heart and less of a brain. I am glad we didn't bring that piece of garbage in for a look.
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