Steve Smtih Retires
May 30, 2013 at 11:44am by Scott • 2 Comments »
Steve Smith, who had been signed by the Bucs to add some depth and competition at the bottom end of the wide receivers corps, retired yesterday due to knee injuries.
“I’ve been blessed to play the game that I love at the highest level for the past six years,” Smith said in a release issued by the Buccaneers. “I will always cherish my time with the New York Giants and our Super Bowl victory in 2007. I also want to thank the Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers organizations for the opportunities they gave me. This was not an easy decision, but it’s the right decision for me at this time.”
Smith’s retirement leaves the Bucs with 11 receivers on the roster, but only a couple of which you’ve heard of. Kevin Ogletree, Tiquan Underwood and Chris Owusu seem to have the best shot at winning the #3 role, but don’t overlook Tim Wright. He’s from Rutgers.
(And yes, I know Underwood is, too. Let me have my Rutgers jokes. I’ll only get them for another year or two.)