Panthers Officially Release WR Steve Smith
CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- The Panthers have formerly announced that they released WR Steve Smith from the team. Smith was drafted in the third round of 2001 NFL draft out of Utah.
He leads the Panthers with the most receptions. His totals are 836 catches, 12,197 yards and 75 touchdowns.
Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman released the following statement on the Panthers website,
"When I took this position I knew that difficult decisions would have to be made along the way. To move on from a storied veteran player is probably the most difficult of all. A decision not to be taken lightly. However, after much thought I feel very strongly it's the right one.