AP: Browns to place DE Robaire Smith on IR with back injury

The injuries just keep coming for the banged up Browns, as now reports say that defensive end Robaire Smith may be out for the season because of a back injury.

Smith, who didn’t practice nor play against the Steelers last week, could possibly be placed on IR according to coach Eric Mangini. He confirmed that Smith’s injury could be long term.

Smith has spent three seasons with the Browns, who signed him as a restricted free agent in 2007. He played in all 16 games that season but was limited to two the following year after rupturing his Achilles’ tendon.

The Associated Press is reporting that Smith will be placed on injured reserve on Wednesday, ending his 2010 season after just five games that included 25 tackles.

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One Response to “AP: Browns to place DE Robaire Smith on IR with back injury”

  1. shame would have like to have seen Smith play more games than just the 5 this season. oh well.