Reports: Browns re-sign edge rusher Za’Darius Smith, DT Mitchell Hurst


Browns edge rusher Za’Darius Smith and defensive lineman Maurice Hurst Jr. plan to re-sign with Cleveland, multiple outlets reported Monday.

Smith plans to sign a two-year, $23.5 million contract and Hurst’s deal is reportedly a one-year, $3.2 million pact, ESPN reported.

Smith, 31, was acquired prior to last season in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings and was second on the team with 5.5 sacks as the starter opposite Myles Garrett.

Hurst, 28, is recovering from a season-ending pectoral injury. He was a critical part of the interior defensive line rotation under first-year coordinator Jim Schwartz last season.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Smith has bounced from the Packers to Minnesota and Cleveland in exchange for a pair of fifth-round picks.

He has 60 career sacks.