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Browns trade C.J. Smith to Seahawks for conditional 2020 seventh-round pick

Cleveland Browns v Seattle Seahawks

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 20: Wide receiver Jermaine Kearse #15 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes against linebacker Karlos Dansby #56 of the Cleveland Browns at CenturyLink Field on December 20, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Browns 30-13. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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The Browns have shipped a player they were about to cut to Seattle.

Cleveland defensive back C.J. Smith was traded to the Seahawks today. The Browns get a conditional 2020 seventh-round pick in the exchange.

A conditional seventh-round pick two years from now is effectively nothing. The Browns basically gave Smith to the Seahawks instead of cutting him.

After playing his college football at South Dakota State, Smith signed as an undrafted rookie with the Eagles in 2016 and played 10 games. In 2017 he was cut by the Eagles and picked up by the Browns for their practice squad. He was later called up to the active roster and played three games for the Browns.