Over the last few days I've heard people suggest there was no way Jerry Richardson would ever allow the team to cut Steve Smith. A few numbnuts even suggested that Smith had more power to dictate what happened than Gettleman did.
Those theories are pretty much out the window now.
Whatever else happens, there can now be no doubt that this is Dave Gettleman's roster to shape and tweak as he pleases (within the limits of the salary cap mess left to him by Marty Hurney).
Gettleman is in charge.