"The feeling of an organization actually wanting you to be there, it's a blessing," Underwood said Thursday night after playing in a charity basketball game in New Brunswick organized by Antonio Lowery. "I'm very excited about that. But at the end of the day, it's still a business and you have to go out there and prove yourself each and every day, and that's what I'm going to do."
From The Charlotte Observer's Joseph Person: "Sources say (general manager Dave) Gettleman views Smith as a distraction and is ready to turn the locker room over to emerging stars such as quarterback Cam Newton and middle linebacker Luke Kuechly. Smith's fiery personality has made him a fan favorite, but can grate on teammates and coaches."