Lots of questions and speculation about free-agent wide receiver Steve Smith floating around Big Blue View, New York Giants training camp, Twitter, Facebook and pretty much anywhere Giants football is discussed. So, let's see if we can clarify any of that this afternoon.
A source close to Smith today confirmed that the four-year veteran most likely will not be ready to play Week 1 of the season as he continues his recovery from micro-fracture knee surgery -- something that has been hinted at by the Giants and widely speculated upon in other places. Smith, though, is expected to be ready to play at some point during the season.
Smith has been inundated with questions from Giants fans on his Facebook page, where he is very active.
Smith, who set the Giants single-season receptions record in 2009 with 107 catches, had this to say on Friday via Facebook:
I wish i had news for u guys btw.. u all keep asking and i appreciate so much that u care but i just dont have anything for u unfortunately.. all i can do is continue to work out hard every single day and trust that my agent does his job !!!!
So, it seems likely that nothing is going to happen with Smith until we get closer to the regular season, or until there is some firm information on when Smith will be ready to get on the football again.