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Browns Sign Super Bowl 48 MVP Malcolm Smith

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Thin and inexperienced at linebacker, the Cleveland Browns signed former Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith.

He helped lead the Seattle Seahawks to an NFL title after the 2013 season, when he returned an interception for a touchdown, recovered a fumble and had 10 tackles in a 43-8 blowout of Denver.

In this Dec. 22, 2019, photo, Dallas Cowboys’ Malcolm Smith (43) tackles Philadelphia Eagles’ Carson Wentz during the second half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. Thin and inexperienced at linebacker, the Cleveland Browns signed former Super Bowl MVP Smith on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)

The Browns needed help at linebacker after starter Mack Wilson hyperextended his left knee at practice this week. The second-year player from Alabama is expected to miss significant time and may need season-ending surgery. Smith was with Jacksonville and Dallas last season.