Roundup: Agent says Smith would crawl to Cleveland

Ravens QB Troy Smith is willing to do anything to play with the Browns, according to the Canton Repository. The 2006 Heisman Trophy winner starred at Ohio State and is from Cleveland.

Smith is a restricted free agent and was given an original draft-round tender, meaning the Ravens would receive a fifth-round pick if he signed with another team.

    “He would crawl from Baltimore right now to be able to play in Cleveland,” Smith’s agent Ralph Cindrich told the Repository. “That’s clearly where his heart is. That’s where his love is. He has a great relationship in Baltimore and with the fans as long as I don’t muck it up too much. He has a great relationship with (Baltimore general manager) Ozzie Newsome.
    “It’s just that this is where home is. In the offseason, he tells me, ‘Get me home.'”

New Browns president Mike Holmgren has stated that he will address the team’s quarterback situation soon. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Sunday that the Browns were interested in David Carr, who signed with the 49ers later Sunday night.

Here are some more happenings from around the Web on Monday:

  • CB Marlin Jackson, an unrestricted free agent, is making a number of visits this week, starting with the Ravens on Tuesday and followed by a trip to the Eagles, according to the Carroll County Times.
  • WR Josh Reed will visit the Patriots on Monday, according to the Boston Herald. The Patriots are looking to upgrade at the position, and Reed has long been a favorite of coach Bill Belichick.
  • Could the Cardinals be in the hunt for Rams QB Marc Bulger if he’s released? Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic believes they will.
  • Veteran QB Jim Sorgi is scheduled to work out for the Giants on Monday, as he attempts to back up another Manning, according to the New York Daily News. Sorgi backed up Peyton Manning for six years in Indianapolis after being a sixth-round draft pick in 2004.
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