The Philadelphia Eagles have added to their already glittering free agent haul, signing Steve Smith away from the New York Giants. Smith was expected to re-sign with the Giants, especially after visiting with the team this week. There were no reports of meetings with Philadelphia prior to signing the one-year deal worth up to $4 million.
Smith may have to wait a while before seeing the field. His former Giants' teammates expected him to miss at least the first month of the NFL season due to his recovery from micro-fracture knee surgery. Assuming he does return to full strength, the Eagles will get a reliable and instinctive possession-type receiver to complement their big-play threats, DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin.