The Browns' acquisition of quarterback Seneca Wallace would appear to diminish the chances they'll make a move for Ravens' backup Troy Smith. But Cleveland dumped Derek Anderson on Wednesday and reportedly are shopping Brady Quinn. If nothing else, the Browns will need numbers at the position.
Trading for Smith would not break the draft bank for any team. The Ravens tendered him at the original fifth-round level. And after trading Corey Williams, the Browns have have four picks in the fifth round. If they wanted him, then, they could have him. Cheaply.
Starting in midseason, when his agent first acknowledged that Smith wanted out of Baltimore, the former Heisman Trophy winner has campaigned to get to Cleveland.
Perhaps a better destination is Oakland, where former Ravens quarterback coach Hue Jackson is now the Raiders' offensive coordinator. Bruce Gradkowski and JaMarcus Russell both started last season for the Raiders.