PHOENIX -- Whither the Browns quarterback situation?
The team will hold a private workout for West Virginia's Geno Smith before the draft.
Which is interesting.
But so, too, was this statement from CEO Joe Banner on Monday about the draft's sixth overall pick.
"(Quarterback's) still not the focus, and I don't think that's going to change," Banner said at the annual NFL spring meetings.
He covered the bases by saying the Browns could take a passer, but he was emphatic that it's not the focus.
So by working out Smith, the Browns aren't changing their tune on not preferring a quarterback in the first round. They're just making sure they know what they need to know about the best one available. It could haunt them for years if they passed on a guy if they believe can be "the" guy.
"Even when you have good quarterbacks, if you have the opportunity to pick up another one they tend to turn into very valuable assets," Banner said without commenting specifically on Smith. "But it isn'...