Panthers' Steve Smith Going Strong, but Drafting Replacement Might Be Wise

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Panthers' Steve Smith Going Strong, but Drafting Replacement Might Be Wise
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Steve Smith will turn 34 in May, but the Pro Bowl wide receiver and the Panthers’ longest-tenured player has shown few signs of slowing down. He can still run past and out-muscle defensive backs, spar with them before and after the whistle, and get feisty with reporters when describing the action afterward. Smith has indicated he plans to play a couple more seasons and call it a career. (He’s preparing for that post-football career with semi-regular appearances on WFNZ’s evening drive-time show.)

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