Steve Smith Could Be Ready To Return By October, According To Report

Newly-signed Philadelphia Eagle Steve Smith could be ready to return by mid-October, according to a report by ESPN's Chris Mortenson. The Eagles have a bye in Week 7, allowing Smith seven straight weeks to rehab should he be placed on the physically unable to perform list as some have speculated.

Smith had some disparaging remarks toward his former team, and it appears that one of the issues on which they butted heads was how Smith was progressing in his rehabilitation from micro-fracture knee surgery. Smith disagreed with Giants coach Tom Coughlin that the receiver was in for a "long haul" in his recovery.

I would disagree with that personally just because I feel good," Smith said, via quotes distributed by the Eagles.  "I’ve been running, I’ve been doing different things, cutting and stuff and it’s been feeling good.  I haven’t been having any setbacks so hopefully that will continue but we’ll see."

Whenever Smith hits the field, he should provide a nice underneath complement to speedy deep threats DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin.

For more analysis on the Eagle's new receiver, head over to Bleeding Green Nation.

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