As reported by the St. Louis Dispatch, former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Steve Smith signed a one year deal with the St. Louis Rams. Last off season, Smith agreed to terms with the Eagles after coming off micro-fracture surgery. The injury concerned Smith’s former team, the New York Giants, so much that they decided to not offer him a deal.
Last season, as an Eagles, Steve Smith played in only nine games. Smith finished the season with paltry numbers: 11 receptions for 124 yards and one touchdown. The Eagles not only gambled on injured goods, the organization paid Smith $2.2 million. At the time, the move certainly did not sit well with Eagles deep threat and two time pro-bowler, DeSean Jackson. Smith’s salary was almost four times the amount that Jackson was paid in 2011..
The St. Louis Rams are hoping, just like the Eagles were, that Smith can rebound to his 2009 season when he caught 107 passes for 1220 yards and seven touchdowns.
Eagles fans should be happy to turn the page now that the Birds signed DeSean Jackson to a long term deal. As it turned out, the Steve Smith ‘experiment’ failed. More importantly, it can and will be forgotten.