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Steve Smith is an angry man by nature, but today he’s smiling as the Panthers will announce a contract extension for the explosive wide receiver. The 11-year veteran has spent his entire NFL career with the Panthers and likely will retire there.
Last season, Smith caught 79 passes for 1,394 yards with seven touchdowns playing under new offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski in a pass-first option offense. Smith went to the Pro Bowl along with rookie quarterback Cam Newton.
After a few down years, Smith reignited when Newton came in, helping him break the rookie passing record previously held by Peyton Manning.
The Carolina front office released this statement:
"Steve has been a difference maker at receiver for us since he's been here," Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said. "It's always good to keep your core players. We felt like Steve made it very clear that he wanted to finish career as a Panther. We're glad he did."
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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 Panthers believe wide receiver Brandon Lafell is on the verge of a breakout campaign in 2012, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Lafell ranked second on the Panthers with 613 receiving yards in 2011, and will now be entering his third NFL season - which is where wide receivers generally take a magical leap forward in their development. He averaged 17 yards per...
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...
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...
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 [...]
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,"...
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...
At some point, the dust from the Saints bounty scandal will settle. As the Patriots can tell you from their Spygate experiences, it will never quite go away. As far as the immediate future is concerned, things will probably get worse before they get better in New Orleans. Gregg Williams’ disturbing playoff speech that was released last week can in a way be considered the climax...
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]
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...
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A young, up-and-coming club, the Carolina Panthers showcased some serious promise in 2011 for the upcoming season.
Five of the team’s eight defeats came by eight points or less. The offense finished just outside of the top dozen in passing and was seventh in yards (389.8 YPG), fifth in scoring (25.4 PPG) and third in rushing (150.5 YPG).