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Report: Panthers To Release Steve Smith Today

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Bill Voth of SportsXchange reports that Steve Smith will be released later today:

The 35 year old was a 3rd round draft pick in the 2001 draft, a five time Pro Bowler and has been with the Panthers since his rookie year.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports tweets [4] with Smith on the way out today, the Panthers are talking to Hakeem Nicks and they’re offering him $4.5M/yr.

La Canfora also says [5] that if the Ravens win in the sweepstakes, it would likely trigger Julian Edleman staying in New England.

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