Report: Back injury to send Browns DE Smith to injured reserve

BEREA, Ohio -- A person familiar with the situation said Cleveland Browns defensive end Robaire Smith is done for the season.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of sensitivity to Smith's medical privacy. The person said Smith will be placed on injured reserve Wednesday because of a back injury.

Smith, who played through bumps and bruises throughout his three-plus seasons in Cleveland, was inactive for Sunday's game in Pittsburgh.

Browns coach Eric Mangini on Monday said Smith's injury could be long-term and that it was "possible" the player would go on IR, joining starting linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, who tore a chest muscle and underwent surgery.

Smith's agent, Michael Harrison, said his client will seek a second medical opinion.

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