Bucs (?) Wide Receiver Steve Smith RetiresMay 29th, 2013
Quick, name your favorite Steve Smith moment. You know, Bucs wide receiver, former Pro Bowl player. What’s that you say? You don’t remember Steve Smith making a play? Joe doesn’t either.
One of Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik’s free agent pick ups this year, Smith, has decided to retire, the Bucs announced this afternoon.
Even in watching two OTA practices, Joe doesn’t remember Smith sticking out outside of a dropped pass. Apparently, per the Bucs, the decision was his and his alone.
@TBBuccaneers: WR Steve Smith, who signed with the Bucs in April, has announced that he will retire from the NFL after 6 seasons. … Steve Smith’s 6 NFL years included a Super Bowl championship w/NY & a 107-catch season that set a Giants record.
Smith didn’t seem to figure into the Bucs’ plans and was looked upon more as a potential reserve who already knew Mike Sullivan’s offense, a derivative of the Giants’ offense.
Kevin Olgetree, also a free agent pickup at wide receiver, who logged a good practice this morning, just got handed a little more job security. Unexpectedly of course.