Earlier today, The St. Louis Rams signed wide receiver Steve Smith. Steve Smith was signed by the Eagles last year in the offseason, after coming off of knee surgery (Micro fracture surgery) the year before. He played nine games for the Eagles, and started one of them against Arizona Cardinals were he caught 5 passes for 47 yards. Later on against his former team the New York Giants, he caught his 1st and only TD pass from Vince Young on a Sunday Night NFL primetime game.
However early in the season against the Giants, Smith had a horrible game, dropping passes left and right, and then when quarterback Michael Vick threw a pass right to him, he bobbled the ball in the air like a “hot potato”. Meanwhile, Giants safety Aaron Ross picked the ball off. Even though he was a huge part of the Giants super bowl run back in 2007, ( He currently holds the Giants record with most receptions in a season with 107) the same can’t be said with the Eagles. (Only had 11 reception for 124 yards with the Eagles). In his career, he has 231 receptions for 2,510 yards and 12 TD’s. Smith signed with the St. Louis Rams soon after being released by the Eagles.
In my opinion, the guy was dead weight with the Eagles and was only clogging up space on the depth chart because he certainly wasn’t performing on the field. Or maybe the Eagles just didn’t use him enough, I don’t know.
However, what I do know, is that signing him wasn’t much of a risk to the Eagles team because he didn’t do anything special. A large part of that can be because the guy just came off of a Micro Fracture Surgery, and was put on the physically unable to perform list at the start of the season.
With that Being said, the guy is gone, and the Eagles won’t miss him one bit.