The Eagles agreed to terms on a one-year contract today with Steve Smith. The deal is reportedly worth $4 million, with $2 million guaranteed.
The wide receiver is coming off microfracture surgery on his knee and was limited to just nine games last season. Smith is still rehabbing, but he could be ready to play by the end of September.
In 2010, he caught 48 balls for 529 yards and three touchdowns. In his breakout year (2009), Smith tallied a team-record 107 catches for 1,220 yards and seven touchdowns en route to his first Pro Bowl selection.
According to league sources, the Smith signing has nothing to do with the mysterious illness that is keeping Jeremy Maclin off the practice field. The team still expects Maclin back for Week 1.
“We feel very good about our current group of receivers and Steve adds another dimension to that position,” coach Andy Reid said. “He’s played very well against us in the past few years and we’re happy to have him on board.”