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Panthers might take 3rd-rounder for Smith

Posted on: June 26, 2011 11:21 am
Edited on: June 27, 2011 7:43 am
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Posted by Will Brinson

Steve Smith's travails with the Panthers this offseason have been well documented, despite the calm nature of the relationship.

But it does appear that the Panthers will eventually deal the veteran receiver, which means the only question is what they'll be able to get in return for the 32-year-old wideout.

Joe Pearson of the Charlotte Observer penned a piece over the weekend indicating five things the Panthers need to do when football gets rolling again, and "Deal with Steve Smith" checks in at No. 2.

Pearson correctly believes Carolina will simply trade the "disgruntled receiver" and thinks that "a third-round pick might be enough to pull the trigger."

We're inclined to agree, for a couple of reasons. One, Smith is pretty clearly not going to hang around in Carolina -- if he does, it's because a) no one wants him or b) the Panthers want to much in return.
Smith's Saga in Charlotte

"A" isn't going to happen and "B" seems unlikely, because Carolina's a team on the rebuild who's dealt with missing critical draft picks over the past few years. As such, they value the possession of extra selections on draft day, especially in a time of need.

And for a team like the Chargers -- the top-rumored landing spot for Smith thus far -- a third-rounder seems like a pretty fair price to pay for a guy who'll be under contract for two years, owed $15 million and still has plenty of big plays left in the tank.

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Comments

Since: May 22, 2011
Posted on: June 26, 2011 4:41 pm
 

Panthers might take 3rd-rounder for Smith

Any team who needs a WR and passes up on steve smith for a third rounder thats a no brainer...This guy has at least 3 more years in him...Hes hungry for that ring...



Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: June 26, 2011 3:27 pm
 

Panthers might take 3rd-rounder for Smith

Daniel Snyder, this is a move you should attack!

Redskins better be dealin' for this guy.  We need WR's to help our offense and our QB's are better than Carolina's.




Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: June 26, 2011 3:18 pm
 

Panthers might take 3rd-rounder for Smith

"the Panthers want to much in return." I hope you mean too much in return



Since: Feb 13, 2010
Posted on: June 26, 2011 1:15 pm
 

Panthers might take 3rd-rounder for Smith

Bears best be in on this.



Since: May 17, 2011
Posted on: June 26, 2011 12:11 pm
 

Panthers might take 3rd-rounder for Smith

Wow i hope this is true. Vincent Jackson, Steve Smith, Anotonio Gates, Malcom Floyd, Ryan Mathews, and PHILLIP RIVERS! WOW, teams will have fun trying to stop that!!!!



Since: Jun 26, 2011
Posted on: June 26, 2011 11:55 am
 

Panthers might take 3rd-rounder for Smith

A third rounder? For Steve Smith? My god that is a steal! He is now a veteran and has had little succsess in the last few years but its been because he has had nobody throwing to him that has any talent.  An old Jake Delhomme, Jimmy Claussen, and Matt Moore.  I mean come on.  If he goes to San Diego he will have great success with Phillip Rivers. 


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