There was some buzz around Steeler Nation earlier this year when the Steelers signed journeyman QB Troy Smith to a reserve contract. That short lived experiment though came to an abrupt half on Monday as the team announced that they released him. Smith signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Steelers on January 20, 2012. Prior to joining the Steelers, Smith spent time with the Omaha Nighthawks (2011) of the United Football League, the San Francisco 49ers (2010) and the Baltimore Ravens (2007-2009).
A five-year NFL veteran, Smith saw action in 20 games with eight career starts. Smith was originally drafted by the Ravens in the fifth round (174th overall) if the 2007 NFL Draft.
Steelers writer Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review also added this tweet: Troy Smith had a cannon for an arm, but unfortunately, he couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn and he showed that during OTAs and minicamp.
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