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Giants to take a close look at Steve Smith’s knee

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As expected, free-agent receiver Steve Smith met with the Giants on Monday.  Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that, on Tuesday, team doctors will take a closer look at his surgically-repaired knee.

Smith had microfracture surgery in December.  Vacchiano reports, citing two unnamed sources, that Smith isn’t expected to be ready to practice until training camp is over.  He could miss several regular-season games as well, assuming he’s on a team at the time.

The Giants nevertheless have made Smith an offer.  Like so many other offers made to free agents in this upside-down signing period, however, the numbers don’t mesh with Smith’s expectations.  A one-year deal could be less attractive to him than it would be for other players, if he indeed will have a truncated season; players settling to sign for a single season are hoping to have big years and cash in next March.

Smith’s best bet remains staying with the Giants.  Vacchiano reports that interest elsewhere in Smith has been “mild.”

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10 Responses to “Giants to take a close look at Steve Smith’s knee”
  1. eaglesfootballfan says: Aug 9, 2011 7:19 AM

    Smith is still not fully healthy.

  2. 1bigtex says: Aug 9, 2011 7:48 AM

    Apparently, several teams have taken a look at Smith’s knee and then taken a pass. Microfracture surgery less than a year ago. OUCH!!! That’s a red flag that can be seen from outer space.

  3. luckyarmpit says: Aug 9, 2011 9:40 AM

    Between the offensive line slice/dice, Osi drama, and injuries, it’s gonna be a long season for Giants fans this year. It’s normally tough but it’s going to be that much worse this year (this is coming from a Giants fan).

  4. canemh says: Aug 9, 2011 9:46 AM

    it took kenny phillips basically a full year to be able to run–steve smith got hurt late in the year and is having the same surgery. he def wont be ready till middle of the season.

  5. nfl fan says: Aug 9, 2011 10:02 AM

    Although you’ll only have him for half of the season, he’s still an asset to the giants that they need to sign.

  6. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 9, 2011 12:07 PM

    We will be fine. Enough of the doom and gloom from Giants fans and Eagles fans saying that they are Giants fans.

  7. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 9, 2011 12:08 PM

    He will start the season on the PUP

  8. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 9, 2011 12:09 PM


  9. arlingtonassasin says: Aug 9, 2011 5:41 PM

    Sign him…..he’s downright awesome in the clutch and way underrated.

  10. xxtucknrolle88 says: Aug 10, 2011 4:59 AM

    can’t wait to see you rip it up on the field steve!!

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