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The Carolina Panthers inked the team's career receiving leader Steve Smith to a three-year contract extension that also eased the team's salary cap worries.
Smith, who was entering the final year of his previous deal, was signing on through 2015 with an option to add another season in 2016, Pro Football Weekly reported Tuesday.
Details of Smith's new earnings were unknown, though the report said it likely mirrors the three-year deal Reggie Wayne recently agreed with the Colts.
Smith had been due to be paid $7.75 million in 2012 with a cap figure of $10.7 million.
The new deal was thought to ease Carolina's cap room by spreading the payment of Smith's signing bonus across the forthcoming seasons. The team previously was less than $1 million under the cap, Pro Football Weekly said.
After a few lean years, the 32-year-old enjoyed a strong revival with Cam Newton in 2011 in the quarterback's rookie season, with 79 catches for 1,394 yards and seven touchdowns.
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Carolina Panthers undersized yet dominating, wide receiver Steve Smith agreed to a three-year contract extension with the team on Tuesday. At the press conference, Smith wore a shirt featuring the adorable Gizmo the Mogwai from the classic ’80s film Gremlins. Interesting (and awesome) choice. I guess it’s safe to say that whatever you do, don’t feed [...]
A person familiar with the situation says Panthers five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Steve Smith has agreed to a contract extension that will likely keep him with Carolina for the remainder of his NFL career.
The new contract runs through the 2015 season, the person told The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the deal. Smith...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Wide receiver Steve Smith is now expected to finish his career where it began.
The Panthers have announced Smith has agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2015 season. There is also a team option for the 2016 season.
"Steve has been a difference maker at receiver for us since he's been here,"...
Happy to finally have a real quarterback with skills capable of getting him the ball, Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith re-upped with the team for four more years for $18 milllion. Showing that he has a shrewd sense of how to spend that money, Smith showed up to the press conference announcing the deal in a ridiculously sweet Gremlins t-shirt. I love it![WSOC]
Cam Newton need not worry about who he is going to throw to for the next few years after Steve Smith agreed to an extension with the Carolina Panthers.
With no in-house replacement for the ageless Smith, many fanalysts worried about a potential major drop off in Cam Newton’s fantasy prospects when the enigmatic Smith decided to hang up his cleats.
We now know that it will not...
The Carolina Panthers and wide receiver Steve Smith agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension Tuesday, according to NFL Network Insider Jason La Canfora.The deal also includes a club option for a fourth year.Smith was the primary offensive option for rookie quarterback Cam Newton last season. Smith hauled in 79 passes for 1,394 yards and seven touchdowns.The 32-year-old...
Following a spectacular year in which Steve Smith garnered 1,394 yards with seven touchdowns, it is now being reported that Smith and the Carolina Panthers have reached an agreement on a three-year extension. Smith, who turns 33 later this year, became the all-time Panthers leader in receiving yards during the final week of last season.
Signing Smith to an extension will also free...
Steve Smith had a career revitalizing year in 2011 and he teamed with Cam Newton for 79 catches for 1394 yards and 7 touchdowns. He ranked 5th in the league in receiving and proved once again he was one of the league’s premier receivers, even at age 32. He was a free agent after the 2012 season and this extension will add 3 more years onto his existing deal.However, this deal is...
Wide receiver Steve Smith has agreed to a three-year extension with the Carolina Panthers. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Smith re-emerged as a dangerous receiver in 2011 with gunslinger Cam Newton leading the way, as he hauled in 79 receptions for 1,394 yards and seven touchdowns. The 32-year-old vet should remain a rock-solid fantasy weapon in 2012, as long as...
After the 2010 season it appeared veteran wide receiver Steve Smith would not be part of the Carolina Panthers going forward. He had a disappointing year, catching 46 passes for 554 yards and 2 touchdowns, as the team finished 2-14. Many felt a rebuilding process was beginning in Carolina and it was unclear if [...]
Steve Smith is set to sign a three year contract extension with the Carolina Panthers, according to multiple sources. The deal could be announced as soon as later this afternoon.
With a competent quarterback under center last season in Cam Newton, Smith enjoyed a resurgence that earned him a Pro-Bowl nod in a year in which he caught 79 passes for 1,394 yards and seven...