Steve Smith could miss the preseason

Though X-rays on his strained shoulder were negative, Panthers receiver Steve Smith might still miss some time.

Per the Charlotte Observer, the agent for Smith says he’ll miss at least two weeks.

And that could mean he’ll miss the entire preseason.

“Steve has a high threshold of pain, and he’s in a lot of pain, so something’s off-kilter,” agent Derrick Fox told the Observer.

Smith was injured during practice on Monday.

Last year, Smith missed the first two games of the season, but not due to injury.  He was suspended after beating up former Panthers cornerback Ken Lucas during practice.