The players were in New York for face-to-face meetings with Goodell and other NFL officials to discuss the suspensions and fines that were recently lifted by an appeals panel. The two players were at the NFL offices for roughly three hours, according to NFL spokesman Greg Aiello.
Hargrove, who was released by the Green Bay Packers during training camp, was originally suspended eight games for his role in the bounty scandal while Smith was suspended four games. Scott Fujita was originally expected to be at Tuesday's meeting, but he was unable to attend because he is undergoing treatment for a knee injury.
Tuesday's meeting comes one day after Jonathan Vilma, the fourth player suspended in the bounty scandal, met with Goodell and other officials.