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There is one Panther we all know for sure will retire a Panther...and that's Smith.

 

Jordan Gross says, "Hi!"

 

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There's also what Rivera said earlier today about Smith's future that's added to the mess.

 

NFL.com makes it sound like he was asked to restructure and said no and the Panthers don't want to give him his option bonus. 

 

 

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000327563/article/panthers-uncertain-about-steve-smiths-future?campaign=Twitter_atl

 

 

"It's all about the evaluations," Rivera echoed to Around The League on Friday. "We got to look through everything, there's a lot of scenarios that we're putting together as a football team."

Asked if there was a scenario in which Smith wouldn't be a Panther, Rivera said: "Not quite sure. Again, we are in a process right now that we're getting ready to evaluate the college football players. When we get back into town, we'll sit down and start talking about what has to happen when we start getting ready for free agency."

It's apparent that Carolina's "evaluation" process has less to do with Smith's on-field play and much more about the 34-year-old pass-catcher's willingness to accept a pay cut. Stay tuned.

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No, Bill Voth's website and the whispers are from the team that he's heard this weekend and the past few weeks. It's just been heated up because of what DG said about Smith's future. 

 

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Smitty is my favorite player but if I were the GM I'd tell him, not ask, to take a large pay cut. If he refuses I'd cut him & sign Nicks. He's not worth his cap hit. He's the greatest to ever wear the black & blue & he's one of the team leaders but he's pretty average now.

If Jerry Rice can be shown the door & replaced so can #89.

All good things come to an end.

**runs for the Canadian border**

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There's also what Rivera said earlier today about Smith's future that's added to the mess.

 

NFL.com makes it sound like he was asked to restructure and said no and the Panthers don't want to give him his option bonus. 

 

 

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000327563/article/panthers-uncertain-about-steve-smiths-future?campaign=Twitter_atl

 

 

 

 

Still very vague. You can spin those comments different ways. We'll find out soon enough.

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Please link us to this information if you can.

http://t.co/J1acNCn3R0

 

 

Says that Gross is seriously considering retiring and there's a good chance he won't be back.

 

 

Also talks about how Fans need to get ready for Smith not being on the team because he's heard whispers about them cutting him the last few weeks and this weekend. 

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If you read the Bill Voth piece from earlier today, there's been rumblings from the front office that they were talking about cutting him.

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Everyone is being "evaluated". Everyone.

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We still haven't replaced Moose and here we are on the verge of having to replace Smith....SMDH!

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When asked on Twitter to this question Bill responded 

 

 

 

Good stuff from @billvoth re: Panthers offseason. Not to freak everyone out, but could @89SteveSmith be cap casualty? http://ow.ly/tQCSb 

 

 

 

 

 

With this

 

Bill Voth ‏@billvoth  2h

 

@Matt_McKenzie1 as he’s long said, everyone is day to day.

 

 

 
 
and this
 
 

@jakespotter as 89 says, everyone is day to day

 

 

 

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Can't wait to see all the batshit crazy reactions once smith gets cut

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Everyone is being "evaluated". Everyone.

 

 

Exactly and while I love Smith and he's definitely the greatest Panther ever, he's just not worth his contract the next three seasons or his option bonus. If he is willing to take a pay cut, Fantastic! If not the team might not have any other option but to cut him. 

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