With the NFL Combine and draft upon us, rumors will soon begin to float about players being linked to multiple teams.
A player that is sure to be linked to the New York Giants is Steve Smith. Smith signed on with the Philadelphia Eagles last year after Reese and co. “lowballed” him according to Smith. Reese was right in this manner because Smith was coming off a micro-fracture surgery to his knee and was expected to start the season on the PUP list. The Eagles medical staff thought differently and brought him in.
The Eagles staff proved to be knowledgeable as Smith did not start the season on the PUP list. Ultimately, Smith only played in nine games netting only eleven catches for 124 yards and a touchdown. He was placed on injured reserve on December 12 due to a bone bruise in his knee. His only touchdown came against who else, The New York Giants.
Smith was once known as the premier slot receiver in the NFL. Before his injury, he was a pro-bowler and a Super Bowl champion. Would Giants fans welcome Smith back with open arms if Mario Manningham bolted via free agency? One can only wonder, but we should know more in the upcoming weeks.
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