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New York’s Steve Smith expects to sign one-year deal

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New York wideout Steve Smith was one of the toughest guys to evaluate on our Top 80 free agents list.

During a normal year, he might have been in the top-15 players.  Coming off a serious injury, he makes for an interesting risk-reward gamble for teams that could bet that he’ll be back to his normal self in 2012.

It sounds like Smith may prefer to rebuild his stock for a season first, then re-enter the market.

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News writes that Smith is “expecting and willing” to sign a one-year contract.  It will probably be with the Giants.

In theory, that will give the slot receiver the best chance to succeed while he recovers from knee surgery.  If all goes well, his value will be higher to teams next offseasn.

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5 Responses to “New York’s Steve Smith expects to sign one-year deal”
  1. pnut87 says: Jul 26, 2011 10:06 AM

    Smart and doesn’t say anything stupid. This is why I like this guy.

  2. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 26, 2011 10:16 AM

    Best of luck to him. You don’t see his name involved in drama and he seems to play hard. Need more guys like him to make it in the NFL

  3. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 26, 2011 10:20 AM

    I’m not remotely surprised. He loves being a Giants and so do all of the fans and coaches. He’s a Giant for life, and he’ll be re-signed to a monster deal in 2012.

    This also helps us re-sign Bradshaw, considering Smith will likely be shelved for most, if not all, of 2011.

  4. youboettcha says: Jul 26, 2011 11:02 AM

    He should make sure the can’t franchise tag him next year.

  5. illbillgiantz4lif says: Jul 27, 2011 6:50 AM

    He may not be back to true form until 2012. His knee was damaged pretty bad against the Vikings. A bad time to get injured.

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