Steve Smith's agent: WR 'not going to play for Panthers next year'
Steve Smith's agent said the wide receiver 'is not going to play for the Panthers next year.'
Derrick Fox, Smith's agent, made it clear to Steve Reed of the Associated Press that Smith's time in Carolina is done.
"[Smith] "is not going to play for the Panthers next year, I know that," Fox said. "I just don't know when that transaction is going to take place."
The Panthers were reportedly looking to trade Smith leading up to the beginning of free agency on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. That came after Dave Gettleman surprised Smith by pointing out that the wideout was part of the evaluation process.
Clearly it didn't sit well with Smith or his agent.
"Where we are disappointed is the fact he signed an extension to stay loyal to the club and complete his career as a Panther," Fox said. That is why we did the long-term team deal. Now we are at a crossroads where the Panthers don't want him anymore."
Sure looks like the inevitable end to this soap opera is ultimately going to be about as ugly as the Panthers wide receiver depth chart once Smith is off the roster.
Our Latest Stories
Thomas Rawls is dealing with an injury, so the Seahawks need depth at running back
Eric Mangini said he hasn't spoken to Bill Belichick in 10 years
The tight end's absence is reportedly nearing its end, however
Decker aggravated his shoulder injury during the team's loss to the Chiefs on Sunday
With 497 rushing yards on the young season, McGuire ranks in the top 10 in college footbal...
As NFL salaries continue to rise, the high-priced RB is going the way of Blockbuster