The Cleveland Browns on Friday were awarded WR Rodney Smith via waivers from Minnesota. General Manager Ray Farmer made the announcement.
The team waived WR LaRon Byrd to make room on the active roster
Smith is 6-5, 220 pounds and in his second NFL season out of Florida State. Originally signed by Minnesota as an undrafted free agent in 2013, Smith spent the first five weeks of his rookie season on the Vikings' practice squad before being elevated to the active roster. He appeared in four games and was in active for seven. This season, he saw action in the season opener and was inactive the next three games.