They were shocked, disappointed, disgusted and angry all at the same time.
Smith is obviously a very talented wide receiver, catching 107 receptions in 2009, but he's replaceable. Miracle seasons like 2009 usually occur once upon a time. After coming off microfracture surgery in his knee, overpaying for Smith's services would be costly.
The G-Men were going to put Smith on the PUP list, and he wasn't going to start the first six weeks of the 2011-12 season.
While losing him wasn't ideal, here are five reasons the Giants won't miss Steve Smith.