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Panthers release Steve Smith
Steve Smith's time with the Panthers has come to an end. The team released him on Thursday after 13 years of service. Smith has often been one of the most electrifying and competitive receivers in the league, but his 2013 season was subpar: only 745 yards and a mere four touchdown receptions. The Panthers are looking at Hakeem Nicks as a possible replacement, while teams like the Ravens and Buccaneers might make Smith's free agency period quite brief.
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OK to have two favorite teams?
Former pro wrestler Ric Flair gave a pep talk -- and apparently a good one -- to the San Francisco 49ers before their victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFL's wild-card playoff round. One person who wasn't happy with the show of confidence was Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith. It seems Flair was previously friendly with the Panthers players and has long had North Carolina ties. Because of the 49ers speech, Smith said he would no longer welcome Flair to talk to the Panthers. 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, meanwhile, doesn't understand the problem with supporting two teams.
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Should the Panthers be worried about Steve Smith's injury?
Smith, who injured his right shoulder, said Tuesday that he's hopeful he'll be ready for the regular-season opener against the Eagles.
Should Tony Romo date a celebrity or teacher?
Jessica Simpson is history. Whom should the Cowboys quarterback take on vacation and to celebrity golf tournaments now?
Is Mike Singletary overreacting in his punishment?
Quarterback Alex Smith had to go sit on a hill and watch from afar after throwing an interception in 49ers practice.
How much do you value keeping your toenails intact?
Pro Bowl WR Larry Fitzgerald runs so much he loses his toenails every year. Now he's got special shoes with holes cut out near the big toe.
Will the IOC make golf an Olympic event?
Tiger Woods said he would play in the Olympics should golf become an event. Will his endorsement get the sport added?
Is the expected PR backlash from signing Michael Vick overstated?
Tony Dungy says several teams are interested in the ex-Falcons quarterback. So much for being a pariah.
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