Eagles sign former Giants WR Smith

Posted Aug. 10, 2011 @ 6:56 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Eagles nabbed yet another veteran free agent, staying in the division and signing former Giants WR Steve Smith to a one-year deal.

Smith is recovering from knee surgery he had in December. He is expected to begin the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list.

"He's a Pro Bowl quality receiver that we will work into our offense as soon as he is ready to go. We feel very good about our current group of receivers and Steve adds another dimension to that position. He's played very well against us in the past few years and we're happy to have him on board," head coach Andy Reid said.

Smith, a second-round pick in 2007, has 11 career touchdowns. In 2009, Smith made the Pro Bowl after recording 107 catches for 1,220 yards and seven TDs.

Smith was PFW's best free agent still available.

The way we see it

The Eagles continue their offseason of collecting veteran free agents, as Smith joins a host of new players in Philadelphia, most of them on the defensive side of the ball.

Obviously, Smith's health scared teams away, including the Giants, but he is a talented receiver who, once he gets healthy, will be another weapon alongside Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson.