NFL Free Agents 2011: 5 Reasons the New York Giants Won't Miss Steve Smith

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NFL Free Agents 2011: 5 Reasons the New York Giants Won't Miss Steve Smith
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Steve Smith's departure to the Philadelphia Eagles left New York Giants fans in an uproar. 

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.

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