In early April, the Browns continued to dismantle their roster by releasing safety Donte Whitner. The veteran took a shot at the club’s new apparent ideology on his way out the door.

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At this point, it’s clear that the Browns are largely opting to stay out of the free agent market, which produces far more busts than bargains. Given the brief shelf life of the average NFL career, most players who hit free agency are getting paid for past performance rather than future production. Last year, for example, only four of the first 86 players selected to the Pro Bowl changed teams the previous offseason — and two of them, LeSean McCoy and Brandon Marshall, were traded.

The suspect, Cardell Hayes, has Michael Jordan Authentic Jersey been arrested and charged with second degree murder, but police said on Sunday that an investigation regarding a motive is still ongoing and it is still unclear if Hayes and Smith previously knew each other. Police also said there was a passenger in the Hummer with Hayes, but he wasn’t involved in the shooting and will not face charges.

Saints head coach Sean Payton was one of many members of the NFL community to mourn Smith on Sunday:

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The Smith family also released a brief statement on Sunday morning:

“On behalf of the Smith family, we are thankful for the outpouring of support and prayers. We ask that you continue to respect the family’s privacy as they grieve the loss of a devoted husband, father and friend.”

Smith, 34 years old, was a Saints first-round pick in 2004 after playing college ball at Ohio State. The defensive end was a Pro Bowl starter in 2006 and starred on the Saints’ Super Bowl team in 2009-10. He last played in the NFL in 2012, having suffered a torn ACL in the 2013 preseason and failing to make the regular season roster for the Patriots in 2014.