The Browns were awarded defensive back DeAngelo Smith off waivers from the Detroit Lions. To make room for him on the roster, they waived defensive back Matterral Richardson.
Smith, 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds, is a product of the University of Cincinnati and Independence High School in Columbus. A fifth-round draft choice of Dallas in 2009, Smith spent Sept. 6-16 with the Browns last season. He was picked up by Detroit on Nov. 18.