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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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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Steve Smith signs 1-year deal with Eagles

No I didn't. Go back and read who posted that comment, it wasn't me. 


.... and 32% is close enough to a third for the point to stay valid. 

 



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 1:51 pm
 

Steve Smith signs 1-year deal with Eagles

I mentioned a CB? 



You sure did.

BKlyn.. you mean the same team the drafted the CB in the first round that got hurt and he wont make thestart of the season

Why this was even mentioned when talking about the WR position specifically is still beyond me.


4000 yards, with more than a third of that production gone. Only two of the lot you named really had anything to do with those numbers. So, I don't think it's warranted to consider them contributors just yet. 



You mean the loss of Smith and Boss....well they did not account for more than a third of Eli's passing yards and were slightly better than a quarter of his passing yards....so that point won't stick...of course, if your tying in Hagan's 223 yards then thats weak because Hixon is far better and is now healthy, but the others have contirbuted, not sure how you ay they did not, they were on the field and playing whether you see that or not is all on you.




Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 9:26 pm
 

Steve Smith signs 1-year deal with Eagles

By depth I did mean bodies (and along with that I meant solid contributors)..but once again it was speaking to the WR position...still does not explain why you would mention a rookie CB.

Right, not great but they are not bad and calling them good or solid is not a stretch at all.  I forgot Hixon will be back this year so make that 8.  

Your right again depth does refer to solid contributors (see above comment) ..hence Eli having 4000 yrd passing and 31 TD...You can chalk that up to solid contributors at the WR position.

I mentioned a CB? 


4000 yards, with more than a third of that production gone. Only two of the lot you named really had anything to do with those numbers. So, I don't think it's warranted to consider them contributors just yet. 



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 8:56 pm
 

Steve Smith signs 1-year deal with Eagles

LOL. Yeh, call me a "tool" because you have no argument -- typical. You name a bunch of of "big names" at the TAIL END OF THEIR CAREERS. The Eagles signed players in their prime or not too far removed from their prime. There's a big difference. Rather than get mad and start talking ****, why didn't you respond with why I was wrong? 



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 5:55 pm
 

Steve Smith signs 1-year deal with Eagles

Well, if by "depth" you mean bodies, every team in the league has "depth". I can't believe the guys you named in that example. I read the part about them not being great, even calling 5 of them good is a bit of a stretch. I always thought depth referred to the number of solid, talented contributors a team had. 


By depth I did mean bodies (and along with that I meant solid contributors)..but once again it was speaking to the WR position...still does not explain why you would mention a rookie CB.

Right, not great but they are not bad and calling them good or solid is not a stretch at all.  I forgot Hixon will be back this year so make that 8.  

Your right again depth does refer to solid contributors (see above comment) ..hence Eli having 4000 yrd passing and 31 TD...You can chalk that up to solid contributors at the WR position.


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