Steve Smith said he never really contemplated retirement after last season
Sporting News "Steve Smith is well known for his fiery attitude. He's been in fights with his own teammates at practice; he's been in fights on the field, and now he reportedly tried to get in a fight off the field with a now-retired former teammate. Marc Bertrand of the Felger and Massarotti radio show..." January 13
NFL.com "Steve Smith is going to vacation in style this week, and the Panthers are paying for it. On The Jim Rome Show this week, Smith was asked a few questions about his exit from Carolina, a topic he's been very expansive on in the past. Recently, though, it seems Smith has been looking to..." November 12
Baltimore Sun "Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith quit Twitter last week, and he explained why with the honesty that probably made such a departure from the social media necessary. “I’ll kill you on Twitter, so I had to stop,” Smith said. “Somebody would say something inappropriate to me, and I wasn’t being a..." October 17
CBSSports.com "Steve Smith spilled blood and guts everywhere against the Panthers on Sunday afternoon, carving up his old team en route to putting him on pace for the best season of his career. The new Ravens No. 1 wideout held back from going after the Panthers at the podium after the game but he didn't hold..." October 01
CBSSports.com "When the Ravens host the Panthers on Sunday, there will be two quarterbacks in the game who have thrown passes to Steve Smith: Joe Flacco and Cam Newton. However, neither one of those guys is the best quarterback Smith has ever played with, that honor goes to Jake Delhomme. Why..." September 24
Pro Football Talk "Panthers receiver Steve Smith had planned the end to his career. Until the Panthers had other plans. Smith, now with the Ravens after being cut in Carolina, recently explained that he had planned to play one more year with the Panthers before retiring. “The only people who knew were my..." June 06
Charlotte Observer "A day after Baltimore coach John Harbaugh expressed confidence that new Ravens receiver Steve Smith can still get open deep, Smith's former coach didn't sound so sure. "He doesn't have the top-end speed like he used to, but he still has good speed," Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday at..." March 26
ESPN.com "Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith on Thursday replaced the "ugly face cry'' of a 7-year-old fan with a smile. Smith, who signed with the Baltimore Ravens 24 hours after being released by Carolina a week ago, surprised Gavin Simone on ABC's "Good Morning America" with a hug and..." March 20
Baltimore Sun "Now that wide receiver Steve Smith has arrived in Baltimore via his three-year, $11 million contract, he fills the void of physicality and toughness created a year ago when the Ravens traded Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers following a contract dispute. Both Smith and Boldin excel at..." March 17
Yahoo! Sports "The Baltimore Ravens have signed free-agent WR Steve Smith to a three-year contract, Shutdown Corner has learned. Smith was cut by the Carolina Panthers on Thursday and was contacted by five teams, but his first visit was to the Ravens — and they never let him get away. GM Ozzie Newsome was..." March 15
Baltimore has emerged as the favorite to land former Panthers WR Steve Smith, per sources.
Pro Football Talk "Much like the Buccaneers in their futile attempt to move Darrelle Revis and his contract, the Panthers have been dragging their heels on Steve Smith, praying someone would trade for him. They’ve apparently realized that’s not happening. According to Bill Voth of SportsXchange, the Panthers..." March 13
Here we go: Former Panthers WR Steve Smith is scheduled to fly tonight to Baltimore to spend Friday meeting with Ravens, per source.
People close to Smith have said the thought of him playing in the NFC South and getting two cracks at Panthers is very enticing.
NFL.com "Steve Smith and his agent know that his time is up in Carolina. We're starting to learn more about why the Panthers are letting him go. 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..." March 12
Cat Scratch Reader "Now it's a matter of time before the veteran receiver is released. Steve Smith could be playing football in 2014, it just wont be for the Carolina Panthers. The 34-year-old receiver is waiting for the team to make an announcement on his future, but his agent isn't holding back. Derrick Fox..." March 12
Baltimore Sun "The Ravens are expected to emerge as a strong potential landing spot for Carolina Panthers veteran wide receiver Steve Smith should he be released today, according to league sources. Smith is expected to be cut, barring an unexpected trade developing in the next few hours for the five-time Pro..." March 11
Pro Football Talk "Usually one of the last things a team does before cutting a guy they plan to cut anyway is give everyone one last chance. That appears to be the case with the Panthers, as Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network says they’re attempting to trade the veteran wide receiver. With a $7 million cap hit, that..." March 11
I'm told Steve Smith met with Panthers GM Dave Gettleman today. More of a clear-the-air meeting than anything.
Fox Sports Carolinas "Steve Smith might be the greatest playmaker in Carolina Panthers history -- by a long shot -- but that might not matter this spring, as the club attempts to improve its salary-cap outlook for the 2014 season. Which brings us to this: While promoting his charitable foundation to eradicate..." March 01
NFL.com "Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman raised eyebrows at the NFL Scouting Combine last week when he chose not to commit to veteran wide receiver Steve Smith. "Steve's had a great career," Gettleman said, "and the bottom line is, it's part of the evaluation process." Now Smith has..." February 26
Charlotte Observer "The next Steve Smith isn’t Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks—it’s Steve Smith Jr. The longest-tenured Panther announced on his Instagram that he and his wife, Angie, are expecting a boy. "It's official. This year the name on the back of my jersey will read. .. Smith Sr.," Smith..." February 09
NFL.com "The Carolina Panthers' exit from the playoffs means we unfortunately will be without Steve Smith for the next several months. After suffering a painful 23-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, No. 89 was asked if he would be rooting for the Seattle Seahawks in next week's NFC Championship Game,..." January 13
Steve Smith: "Damn right I'm playing wouldn't miss this for the world" http://t.co/pIzys6tKpU
Charlotte Observer "Panthers receiver Steve Smith on Friday again was giving random "percentages" about the strength of his sprained left knee and the odds that he'll play Sunday against San Francisco. But the bottom line is this: The questions about Smith's effectiveness won't be answered until Sunday when he..." January 10
Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith isn’t a doctor, but he seems to be enjoying playing one with his updates on his sprained knee. Smith practiced Wednesday for the first time since injuring his left knee two weeks ago, but it’s still unclear how effective Smith will be Sunday in an NFC..." January 09
Steve Smith said he went from 71 percent yesterday to 57 percent today. Without a grading curve he said he had a setback
Pro Football Talk "Panthers receiver Steve Smith has vowed to play on Sunday against the 49ers. He also has vowed to practice on Wednesday. On Wednesday, he’ll deliver on the first of the promises. Per a league source, Smith is expected to practice on a limited basis with a knee injury. Smith sprained a PCL..." January 07
NFL.com "So much of what the Panthers do on offense hinges on the presence of Steve Smith. Carolina's top wide receiver hasn't played since spraining his PCL in Week 16, but told The Charlotte Observer on Monday that he plans to play in Sunday's NFC divisonal playoff showdown with the San Francisco..." January 06
Panthers will hold Steve Smith out this week in hopes he'll be ready for 1st playoff game.
Ron Rivera: has ruled out WR Steve Smith, DT Colin Cole and RB Jonathan Stewart for Sunday's game. They are listed as out vs. Falcons.
No Jonathan Stewart or Steve Smith at practice.
CBSSports.com "The Carolina Panthers likely won't have wide receiver Steve Smith for Sunday's season finale in Atlanta, but he could be back for the playoffs. Coach Ron Rivera announced on Monday that Smith sprained his PCL during Carolina's win over New Orleans and that Smith would be highly doubtful to play..." December 23
Smith did say he felt something pop in his knee. Should know more Monday after the MRI.
Rivera: No concern with 89. Didn't want to irritate dislocated finger. Expects to play Sunday
NFL.com "Recently described by Dan Hanzus as "the baddest man on the planet," Steve Smith has gone next level with his interviews this season. The Carolina Panthers wide receiver dropped the hammer on Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib after flat-out emasculating Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins in Week..." November 28
NFL.com "Like every epic game, the layers to the Carolina Panthers' 24-20 victory over the New England Patriots are stacked thick. The entertaining match between Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith and Pats cornerback Aqib Talib provided fireworks from the get-go. Talib started the tit-for-tat bout..." November 20
Steve Smith: "A little hint of greatness is starting to shine through" Cam Newton... just in time for Sunday's game against Miami.
ESPN.com "Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith wasn't happy that he dropped a couple of passes including one that would have been a first-quarter touchdown in Sunday's 22-6 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. But he was even less happy with umpire Dan Ferrell claiming that the official missed at least..." October 07
Steve Smith taking another day off after hip pointer vs NYG. Entire #Panthers team off after today for bye week.
Jordan Gross Steve Smith Luke Kuechly Thomas Davis and Ryan Kalil join Cam Newton as Panthers captains for 2013.
CBSSports.com "Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith doesn't lack for confidence. At all even at the ripe old age of 34. In fact Smith believes that despite his age there "are GMs hoping and praying" they can find a rookie capable of what 89's doing at 34. "If I lost a step that's good that's great. It may..." August 06
Charlotte Observer "This season will be Steve Smith’s 13th in the NFL and 13th with Carolina. The only other players on the Panther roster with more than 10 seasons of NFL experience are Jordan Gross and Drayton Florence (11) and Dwan Edwards and Ben Hartsock (10). How many more seasons will you play? “I would..." June 17
NFL.com "Among active NFL players, only Tony Gonzalez (14,268) and Reggie Wayne (13,063) have more receiving yards than Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith's 11,452. By the time Smith retires, he could flirt with 14,000 yards and a spot in the top 10 on the NFL's all-time list. Entering his 13th..." May 31
Charlotte Observer "Steve Smith will turn 34 in May, but the Pro Bowl wide receiver and the Panthers’ longest-tenured player has shown few signs of slowing down. He can still run past and out-muscle defensive backs, spar with them before and after the whistle, and get feisty with reporters when describing the..." March 23
Cat Scratch Reader "One of the biggest off-season joys has been Steve Smith's regular appearance on WFNZ's "The Drive" afternoon talk show to talk about the Carolina Panthers, the team's needs, and their direction moving forward. It's a pleasure to here Smitty talk because of his candidness, and that was extended..." February 27