Former Boise State linebacker Tommy Smith agreed to a tryout with the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday.
Smith will attended the Browns rookie mini-camp this Friday through Sunday. Depending on his performance, Smith could be invited back for OTAs.
Although Cleveland is intrigued by Smith’s ability to play fullback, a source says he is being brought in specifically to tryout at inside linebacker.
Leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft, both Atlanta and Miami showed the most interest in Smith. I’m told Cleveland stepped up it’s pursuit after a multitude of trades left them with just five picks.
The Browns currently have ten linebackers on their roster, however, they are considered to be thin on the inside.
Last year, Cleveland selected former Boise State defensive tackle Billy Winn in the sixth round of the 2012 draft. He played in all 16 games last season, recording ten starts, 26 tackles and one interception in the process.
— Jay Tust (Follow on Twitter: @KTVBSportsGuy)