Originally posted on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 8/3/12
ST. LOUIS Asked how motivated he was to show that he can again be a healthy and productive receiver in the NFL, new Rams wide receiver Steve Smith needed only two words for his reply. It was the glare in his eyes that spoke bigger than his answer. Finally healthy after a pair of rough injury plagued seasons, the free agent signing believes he can be the same player that had 107 receptions for 1,220 yards with the New York Giants in 2009. And his words and body language served as a convincing combination. Very motivated, Smith said simply. Often confused with the Steve Smith who plays for the Carolina Panthers, the 27-year-old Rams wide receiver has five NFL seasons under his belt. He was a second round draft pick by the Giants out of Southern California and played four seasons in New York before spending last year with the Philadelphia Eagles. Theres no doubt Smith has talent. The problem is, hes had trouble staying on the field. Hes played more than nine games in just two o...
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