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Steve Smith expects new deal from Giants

Posted on: March 2, 2011 4:18 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Steve Smith was on his way to really establishing himself as one of the NFL's elite receivers in 2010 when a freak pectoral injury in practice followed by a knee injury that required microfracture surgery derailed his season.

Smith got a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent, but, clearly, that's not the long-term security he's looking for from the Giants. But he thinks, at least once things are sorted out, they'll still take care of him.

"I know it's different now, I know it will be a little more difficult now depending on how I come back from this injury, how I look," Smith said per Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. "I think the Giants are going to reward me with a contract this year. They told me that."

Smith did admit there was some potential confusion as to how things would play out, especially with the uncertainty of the labor situation.

"I think once the labor deal is done it will clear itself up more, but I really don't know," Smith said. "I'm not putting pressure on myself. I'm not sitting at home worrying about it either. I'm living my life."

2011 will be Smith's fifth year in the league, and if the Giants told him he'll get a contract, well, he'll probably get a contract. The issue is how healthy he is when it comes time to talk turkey.

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Since: Dec 13, 2010
Posted on: March 2, 2011 7:40 pm
 

Steve Smith expects new deal from Giants

If he's healthy, the Giants should retain him and pay him. He's a fearless little receiver and one of the best possession receivers in the league. He's a little injury-prone, but he's Manning's go-to guy especially on third down.


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