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Steve Smith signs 1-year deal with Eagles

Posted on: August 10, 2011 7:10 pm
Edited on: August 10, 2011 7:59 pm
 
SmithPosted by Josh Katzowitz

All along, WR Steve Smith wanted to land a new contract with the Giants. He said so in July 2010 when, after catching a franchise-record 107 passes, he said he should be given a raise on his $550,000 salary. He thought so last March, claiming that the Giants had told him they’d take care of him.

Evidently, the Giants had a different idea about Smith’s value. And probably when he'd be healthy again.

And so, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane was the first to report that the Eagles surprisingly have signed Smith to a one-year deal, giving the so-called Dream Team yet another talented piece. The Newark Star Ledger's Mike Garafolo reports that the contract is a one-year, $4 million deal (with $2 million guaranteed).

On his Facebook page, Smith wrote that Philadelphia showed him plenty of love (the bold below is mine):

"I will always cherish my time in NY and the super bowl victory.. This was obviously not an easy decision for me or something i ever expected but unfortunately the business aspect proved that the eagles wanted me to be part of their organization MUCH more than the Giants did.. A special thanks to my WR buddies, coach Gilbride, all of u amazing fans on here, and the entire giants organization for drafting me.. Time for a new beginning..."

He also told reporters on a conference call Wednesday that he thought he was "close" to returning to action.

Steve Smith's Eagles signing
The problem with Smith throughout his four-year career is that he’s been injury prone, particularly last season when he played only nine games after suffering a pectoral injury and then a knee injury that required the dreaded microfracture surgery.

The Giants were cautious to re-sign Smith because of that knee injury and the surgery and because Smith won't be available to start the season on the field.

Instead, Smith will get a chance to revitalize his career with Philadelphia, which has been having holdout issues with DeSean Jackson and illness issues with Jeremy Maclin (though McLane's source said the move had nothing to do with Maclin's health).

Said coach Andy Reid in a statement released by the team: "He's a Pro Bowl quality receiver that we will work into our offense as soon as he is ready to go."

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Comments

Since: Oct 26, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Steve Smith signs 1-year deal with Eagles

Learn how to spell......MORON!!




Since: Oct 18, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 10:19 pm
 

Steve Smith signs 1-year deal with Eagles

One year 4 million with only two gauranteed. That is not much money dude. Ronnie Brown and Vince Young were also jsut one year deals and Babin and Cullen Jenkins didnt cost them much money either. They have been able to sign all of these guys because in the Eagles, these guys see a team that is dedicated to winning a Super Bowl right now, and guys are willing to take a little less money to have a shot at it.



Since: Jun 17, 2009
Posted on: August 10, 2011 10:10 pm
 

Steve Smith signs 1-year deal with Eagles

Mario Manningham is better!!! The Giants made the smart move and not sign this guy who had one really good year, and then the defense's started playing his and Eli's route. I'm not saying he's not good, but who knows when he will play



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: August 10, 2011 10:05 pm
 

Steve Smith signs 1-year deal with Eagles

Really? How do they have that much money? How are they gonna sign D-Jax to a new contract?



Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 10:03 pm
 

Steve Smith signs 1-year deal with Eagles

Giants do a better job.....three lombardis.....eagles ?



Since: Sep 14, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 9:53 pm
 

Steve Smith signs 1-year deal with Eagles

I dont know whats goin on in Giant Land but Smith is saying the same Osi has been saying. They were told they would be taken care of. This hurts!! and to Phily at that! Everyday there is more bad news out of Giant camp. I hope it doesnt have to do with all those extra PSLs they cant sell. Please Reese do something!!




Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 9:52 pm
 

Steve Smith signs 1-year deal with Eagles

That would be the buccaneers



Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 9:51 pm
 

Steve Smith signs 1-year deal with Eagles

Once,again,no Lombardi hardware in filthy this year....even the saints and bus won the superbowl before these maroons...comical



Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: August 10, 2011 9:31 pm
 

Steve Smith signs 1-year deal with Eagles

i have $20 says vick spends more time in jail within the next 5 years.



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2011 9:26 pm
 

Steve Smith signs 1-year deal with Eagles

I believe the Redskins have already proven that mass signings of "star" players does not autmotically translate into a Super Bowl annointment... it takes time, training, talent,  cooperation, and an unselfish attitude to go along with exceptional planning to get to that platitude. Quite frankly, it seems like they are biting off quite a bit in trying to reorganize the team with the players they have selected. Championship teams are built on team chemistry... who is to say they will achieve that in one year - especially in a short off-season year. Always have liked the Eagles (even as a Packers fan), but not necessarily a Michael Vick fan - in fact the opposite is more applicable, but would like to see them face off against the Packers again this year, but I really question the expectations for this so-called "Dream Team". Still have to play the games folks!


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