The Facts: The Cardinals reached agreement with Smith on a two-year deal. The Browns recently released Smith to avoid paying him a roster bonus.
Diehards Line:The Packers were also interested in Smith, who not only walks into a starting job with the Cardinals, but he also played for Cards RB coach Maurice Carthon when both were in Cleveland. In six NFL seasons, Smith has blocked for a 1,000-yard rusher five times -- once during two seasons in Cleveland and in each of his four seasons with New Orleans. Ken Whisenhunt has made it clear he wants to bring in a blocking fullback. Incumbent Obafemi Ayanbadejo is considered a better pass catcher and special teams man than blocker.