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Matt Roth wants out of Cleveland

Browns outside linebacker Matt Roth is hoping his stay in Cleveland is a short one.

Six months after Roth essentially forced his way out of Miami and the Browns claimed him off waivers, Roth asked Cleveland to trade him Monday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The unsigned restricted free agent wants a multi-year contract extension, and the two sides aren’t close to reaching one.  Roth had four sacks in six starts in Cleveland last year.  He’s expected to start this season.

Roth is by all accounts a solid player, but is he good enough to have much leverage here?  Last year, the Dolphins just got sick of him enough to cut him.

We mentioned Sunday that the Browns have discussed lowering the tender offer for their restricted free agents if the players don’t show up by June 15.  It appears the standoff with Roth could take a while.

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40 Responses to “Matt Roth wants out of Cleveland”
  1. BRUTUS9448 says: May 17, 2010 11:35 AM

    The biggest mistake roth made was getting drew rosehaus as his agent. He could have stayed in Miami.

  2. RavensFreak00 says: May 17, 2010 11:35 AM

    I think every player in the Browns organization wants out.

  3. hnirobert says: May 17, 2010 11:37 AM

    Matt’s not a bad player but he thinks his valuable worth a lot more than it actually is.

  4. DB26 says: May 17, 2010 11:38 AM

    Seriously buddy? You have failed to produce for that multi million dollar contract. Everywhere you go, you have a strong half season, then you expect some big time contract. You didn’t get it in Miami, you aren’t getting it in Cleveland, so why are you now wanting traded? So that you can go elsewhere, produce half a season, then whine for a new contract there and not get it?
    Suggestion….. Stick somewhere that you have an opportunity to put up the stats for a full season, that way you have a basis for asking for more money. If you don’t, you will continue to be nothing more than a UFA pick up and nobody willing to pay you. At this point, your 4 sacks in 7 games doesn’t give you leverage for a bunch of money boss!

  5. sguy2130 says: May 17, 2010 11:40 AM

    I guess this is why Miami just straight up released this guy. He’s definitely showed he’s a good player in limited time on the Browns, but his attitude must be terrible. Playing well in 7 games seems to make him think he deserves a hefty contract.

  6. richkotitte says: May 17, 2010 11:41 AM

    Holy Toledo ,
    You spread those 4 sacks in 7 games over an entire 16 game season and you’re approaching double-digit sacks! Vernon Gholston could only dream about such numbers! I think Matt should get paid!

  7. richkotitte says: May 17, 2010 11:43 AM

    Holy Toledo ,
    You spread those 4 sacks in 7 games over an entire 16 game season and you’re approaching double-digit sacks! Vernon Gholston could only dream about such numbers! I think Matt should get paid!

  8. JAJ says: May 17, 2010 11:44 AM

    Matt Roth is one of two RFAs the Browns have worth keeping. Him & Vickers. Hope they can work something out.
    I don’t wanna hear shit about how good Jerome Harrison is. 3-4 decent games against crap defenses does not make him indisposable.

  9. richkotitte says: May 17, 2010 11:45 AM

    Does King James follow and also want out of Cleveland?

  10. Duan says: May 17, 2010 11:48 AM

    Nothing is ever peaceful in the “Land”!
    Lebron is out of the playoffs.
    The Indians are seriously tankin’
    and the Browns – well what can I say!?
    It ain’t easy and you can’t be a whimp, being a member of Browns Nation!

  11. MartinK says: May 17, 2010 11:49 AM

    Maybe Cleveland will trade Roth back to Miami for Justin Smiley.

  12. AlanSaysYo says: May 17, 2010 11:49 AM

    What is it with this guy? By all accounts he was and still is a player… and he’s acted like a fool in both Miami and Cleveland now. Does he not understand that this is not the way to go about getting whatever it is he thinks he deserves?

  13. Burning River says: May 17, 2010 11:54 AM

    “Matt Roth wants out of Cleveland,” my ass.
    Matt Roth wants more money. How refreshing! Never heard THAT before…
    Just shut up and play the game.

  14. Burning River says: May 17, 2010 11:57 AM

    @RavensFreak00…
    I think every player in the Ravens’ organization wants out, too.
    Out of jail, usually.

  15. overkil2 says: May 17, 2010 11:57 AM

    “richkotitte says:
    May 17, 2010 11:45 AM
    Does King James follow and also want out of Cleveland?

    Of course especially after he found out that his teammate was doing his mom.

  16. Deegan says: May 17, 2010 12:01 PM

    Does King James follow and also want out of Cleveland?
    Yes, LeBron James is following the Matt Roth situation closely and will be using it as a blueprint for his offseason plans.

  17. paleandpasty says: May 17, 2010 12:11 PM

    “Maybe Cleveland will trade Roth back to Miami for Justin Smiley.”
    I like the logic, I think the Tuna should do it.
    Then Roth can lie about an injury for the next 8 weeks. It’s like the circle of life.

  18. Hosstyle In Tampa says: May 17, 2010 12:14 PM

    Join the club…

  19. EverybodyGotAIDS says: May 17, 2010 12:22 PM

    overkil2 says:
    May 17, 2010 11:57 AM
    “richkotitte says:
    May 17, 2010 11:45 AM
    Does King James follow and also want out of Cleveland?

    Of course especially after he found out that his teammate was doing his mom.
    ______________
    I don’t consider Lebron James a teammate.

  20. c hox fan says: May 17, 2010 12:32 PM

    wow i seen the headline and i was going to leave a comment but ravensfreak00 already said what i was going to say HAHA…good luck seneca wallace

  21. smauricio says: May 17, 2010 12:35 PM

    Just cut him…

  22. LeeroyJenkins says: May 17, 2010 12:53 PM

    If I wasnt that good and had a lucky stretch of football I might wanna get paid too.
    Roth is a boardline NFL player

  23. Dapollock says: May 17, 2010 1:02 PM

    Hymen Roth had better business sense in Miami, and now Cleveland

  24. trickbunny says: May 17, 2010 1:25 PM

    RavensFreak00 says:
    May 17, 2010 11:35 AM
    I think every player in the Browns organization wants out.
    ————————————————-
    My guess is that a lot of players would like to get off a team that is *supposed* to be Super Bowl contenders every other year but then- as usual- flames out and epicly fails at the last minute. At least the expectations in Cleveland are low because they’ve been a bad team for a long time. With the Ravens, it has to be even more frustrating because that “elite”, always-Super-Bowl-bound team seems to have their collective ass handed to them every year and has to go home early. Ouch.
    That Super Bowl victory from 10 years ago seems like a distant, forgotten dream from another lifetime now…

  25. jsbeck says: May 17, 2010 1:36 PM

    cut him??
    i would let him set out the season.
    at this point, lower his tender on the 16th of june
    and let him sit out….
    he needs a lesson.
    JOSH CRIBBS MUCH?

  26. Maddog says: May 17, 2010 1:37 PM

    trickbunny says:
    May 17, 2010 1:25 PM
    RavensFreak00 says:
    May 17, 2010 11:35 AM
    I think every player in the Browns organization wants out.
    ————————————————-
    My guess is that a lot of players would like to get off a team that is *supposed* to be Super Bowl contenders every other year but then- as usual- flames out and epicly fails at the last minute. At least the expectations in Cleveland are low because they’ve been a bad team for a long time. With the Ravens, it has to be even more frustrating because that “elite”, always-Super-Bowl-bound team seems to have their collective ass handed to them every year and has to go home early. Ouch.
    That Super Bowl victory from 10 years ago seems like a distant, forgotten dream from another lifetime now…
    ———————————————–now i hate the ravens, but seriously, that’s the best you got? “At least the expectations in cleveland are low”?

  27. OLDCRACKER says: May 17, 2010 1:52 PM

    Hell, I want more money, too. But, whenever I ask for more, my boss points over my shoulder. I turn around and find “thousands” of people waiting to take my job…and I don’t make anywhere near what LB Roth does.
    I think JSBeck is right. Let these guys sit out a year and set the standard. “We don’t negotiate with terrorists.” Otherwise, it never ends, regardless of city or team.
    WAKE UP, you damn fool…it’s cold out here!

  28. olskool711 says: May 17, 2010 1:54 PM

    The “Hymen Roth” thing was funny. I wonder how many understand it.

  29. RavensFreak00 says: May 17, 2010 1:56 PM

    @trickbunny
    Yes, I am sure every player would love to be on a team that sucks on a consistent basis and never has any chance to win than to be on a team that has made the playoffs the past two seasons and is fixing areas that are weak to try to become a Super Bowl contender.
    @Burning River
    Wrong team. You mean the Bengals.

  30. Sped Rendell says: May 17, 2010 2:22 PM

    That Hyman Roth comment is good stuff.

  31. David56 says: May 17, 2010 2:28 PM

    Burning River:
    You nailed it right on the head: Roth doesn’t want out of Cleveland. He just wants more money. If the Browns gave him what he wants then within the next day he’d be sitting in front of a bunch of microphones saying all the correct things about how happy he is to be staying in Cleveland.
    Same old cliche: Show me da money!

  32. beer_beer_beer_beer says: May 17, 2010 2:30 PM

    Who is Matt Roth?

  33. trickbunny says: May 17, 2010 2:36 PM

    RavensFreak00 says:
    May 17, 2010 1:56 PM
    @trickbunny
    Yes, I am sure every player would love to be on a team that sucks on a consistent basis and never has any chance to win than to be on a team that has made the playoffs the past two seasons and is fixing areas that are weak to try to become a Super Bowl contender.
    ————————————————-
    What’s the dif? If you’re sittin’ on the couch watching, you’re not playing- whether you made it to the first round, the conference championship, or not to the playoffs at all. The result is the same.
    Oh, and *every* team is “fixing areas”. I think that goes without saying.

  34. trickbunny says: May 17, 2010 2:39 PM

    Maddog says:
    May 17, 2010 1:37 PM
    Trickbunny: now i hate the ravens, but seriously, that’s the best you got? “At least the expectations in cleveland are low”?
    ————————————————–
    Do you think the >expectation

  35. ticophin says: May 17, 2010 3:06 PM

    You cant demand more money when you just got canned from your old job last year… Hell, show a little gratitude towards the team that picked you up from the street, and start playing your ass of for a change!

  36. BENITO says: May 17, 2010 3:09 PM

    matt roth is just trying to do what hyman roth ALWAYS did…make money for his buisness partners. and just like hyman, matt is trying to make money for dirtbags, just in this case the dirtbag is another jew named rosenhause!

  37. strongpimphand7 says: May 17, 2010 3:29 PM

    Who would trade for this DB? Especially with that attitude. Let him sit and rot. He’s a special teams player on 30 other teams, can probably start in Cleveland and KC and that is it.

  38. Phil Hernon says: May 17, 2010 3:35 PM

    No, Matt Roth wants more money…..he wants to play anywhere as long as its in the NFL……..believe me its not about location…….

  39. tobago says: May 17, 2010 6:18 PM

    LEt him go

  40. GoBrowns19 says: May 17, 2010 8:46 PM

    Keep up this pace and soon you’ll be on the last team you haven’t asked to be traded from.

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