As for speculative options that would make sense for Smith, Florio mentions that the Packers would be a great fit for veteran who is capable of getting open and performing on the big stage.
Browns WR Travis Benjamin, who’s in the final year of his contract, said he’s hoping to return to the Browns next season.
“I’m not looking for (free agency),” Benjamin said, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Me and the Browns have a great relationship. I love them, they love me and I love the community so if we get a deal done that’ll be great for me.”
Benjamin added that he’s open to discussing an extension before the end of the season.
“It’s not too late now, its only week seven so we’re kind of in the middle of things,” Benjamin said. “Hopefully in a couple week something gets brought up.”
Jets CB Darrelle Revis said he knew the Patriots were likely to move on after one year, due to the amount of money it would have taken for New England to retain him for the 2016 season.
“The number was too high,” Revis said Wednesday, regarding the $20 million salary he would have made had the Pats picked up his 2015 option, via ESPN.com.
Revis mentioned that he picked up a few things regarding the Patriots that he’s shared with his Jets’ teammates.
“I’ve got my notes,” Revis said. “I have my notes, and once you play a team so much — twice a year — you’ve got to go back to the previous games you played them and years you played them and see if you can pick up anything.”
According to Roethlisberger, pain isn’t as big of a concern for him as the stability of his knee.
“I can deal with pain,” Roethlisberger said, via Steelers.com. “Adrenaline helps with that a lot. The stability, we have a great training staff and doctors. We have about six different knee braces to try. [Trainer] John Norwig is going to tape it too. Today is going to be a trial and error type of thing. I have no idea what it is like to run, move, and get hit in the leg. I am not really sure yet. The pain will be there for a while. I can deal with pain.”