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October 30, 2012

Source: Trade talk involving Smith was preliminary

Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams is not the only high-profile offensive player drawing interest before Thursday's trade deadline.

An NFC team inquired about the availability of veteran wideout Steve Smith on Sunday, but there has been no trade offer and no follow-up talks, a team source said Tuesday.

Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported that multiple teams had inquired about Smith, who signed a three-year contract extension in April.

A trade involving Williams is more likely, although not imminent. The Panthers have $43.5 million in guaranteed money committed to Williams and Jonathan Stewart, who has replaced Williams as the starter.

Multiple playoff-contending teams called the Panthers last week to inquire about a possible trade for Williams, team sources said. The league moved the trade deadline back two days because of the superstorm Sandy.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on October 30, 2012 at 08:11 PM | Permalink


This coaching staff/intern GM shouldn't touch the team. Let a new GM and Coaching staff come in and utilize the talent we have. Team is talented enough and Defense is playing well enough to win. Coaches are killing this team.

Posted by: PSL OWNER | Oct 30, 2012 9:00:45 PM

This team sucks. Detonate it and start over. Keep kuechly lead the defense, keep Cam to lead the offense. We will be bad in '13 but will be good in '14. Trade smith and deangelo as a package for draft picks to jump start the process

Posted by: Timmy | Oct 30, 2012 9:11:51 PM

Get the show on the road!

Posted by: CHUCK WAGON | Oct 30, 2012 9:39:19 PM

I think you definitely have to get rid of Williams if you can. There are so many other needs this team has, so it is important to free up some of that space to improve in the trenches. DeAngelo is a great guy, but has limited value long-term for the Panthers.

Posted by: Ryan | Oct 30, 2012 9:40:56 PM

If the Panthers ever trade Steve Smith, my loyalty to this franchise will instantly be put into question. Steve Smith is one of the greatest things that has ever happened to Carolina Panther football.

Posted by: Al | Oct 30, 2012 10:21:15 PM

I agree with Al, no trade, d will is still one of the best, you seen flashs of it in chi, i think he should start and the stu sub, but run it, not this high school playcalling, let cam be cam out of the play action, and get those te into the games, on d, good overall but have faith in your players to learn and be agressive, i would rather see them lose fighting then that kill me slowly prevent.

Posted by: jiggasparks | Oct 30, 2012 10:37:55 PM

It was the Bears! They were in Chicago! Duh!

Posted by: joe cool | Oct 31, 2012 12:24:42 AM

Trading Smith would be the 3rd dumbest thing Carolina has ever done. 1.) Drafting Armanti Edwards above the 7th round. 2.) Drafting Jimmy Clausen...AT ALL. Not to mention Carolina would probably agree to trade him for some 3rd string DB and/or DL that they will just put on waivers at the end of the season anyways.... D Will makes a lot more sense to free up some money of that money that they wasted on 2 sub-par running backs. Did they not ever think of saving that money for when Chris Johnson or Adrian Peterson or MJD's contract was up. Front Office GENIUS'S!!

Posted by: Jay | Oct 31, 2012 7:08:31 AM

You sir/ma'am, are a crazy person. I sincerely hope you get the drugs you need

Posted by: Cuckooooo | Oct 31, 2012 8:25:08 AM

I love Steve Smith's ability's as a player. He's one of the best WR's in the league and the passion he brings is awesome, BUT this year coaching and owners have allowed him too much authority. You can tell he speaks (bullies) Cam into getting him the ball on neatly every play. Cam is young he needs to mature into a leader for this team WITHOUT pressure from Smith. Smith has gotten in fights during every game. The coaches and management really need to put a cap on his attitude. He's more vocal (negatively) with the press, instead of focusing on the team. He seems to only be concerned with his feelings.

Posted by: girlyfan | Oct 31, 2012 8:59:23 AM

If the Panthers trade Steve Smith, our offense will suffer, EVEN MORE. He's retiring a Panther, wont nobody else ever where that No.89.

Posted by: Goddy | Oct 31, 2012 9:05:02 AM

@ "NEVER DRAFT" and "copacobana beach":

You're both complete idiots! Learn some proper English before you make your ridiculous comments. Maybe you both need to go back to school, that is if you ever graduated from high school to begin with. You're part of what's wrong with the world today, your illiterate ramblings on message boards shows how truly ignorant you are. Either make a compelling argument, or go someplace else to post your ignorance.

Posted by: Jay | Oct 31, 2012 11:08:53 AM

Hopefully, the Panthers will trade AE so that he can get a chance to ply his incredible skills with another team. He is faster than either Brees or the State guy out West. And, I believe he is at least as good a passer. He stood no chance with the Panthers.

Fox was not a good person.

Posted by: GoApps73 | Oct 31, 2012 11:27:30 AM

Hey Never Draft, the reason Griffin had a concussion is because he isn't smart enough to GET DOWN. Cam doesn't take punishment to his body because he gets down before taking hits down field. Master's degree in Communications, PLEASE! You make it sound like he's getting his masters in Quantum Physics.

Posted by: DaveT | Nov 1, 2012 10:11:18 AM

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