The Browns have re-signed TE Alex Smith to a one-year contract, Scott Petrak of The (Elyria, Ohio) Chronicle-Telegram reported Tuesday. He was due to hit the free-agent market today.
Smith, 29, caught 14 passes for 131 yards and one TD in 14 games (four starts) in 2011.
The Browns carried four tight ends last season: Smith, Benjamin Watson, Evan Moore and Jordan Cameron. All four players are under contract for 2012 after Smith's reported re-signing.