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Steve Smith reflective now, but enthusiasm to play Panthers 'out of this world'
Steve Smith reflective now, but enthusiasm to play Panthers 'out of this world'

Steve Smith started the healing process immediately after he left the Carolina Panthers' facility and returned to his Charlotte home. Even though he anticipated his release by the only NFL organization that he had ever known, he was still angry and bitter. When Smith sat down with his family, the emotions poured out. They discussed everything — his college career at Utah, getting drafted by the Panthers, the 13 prolific seasons he played with them, and then of course, the difficult parting of ways. "We sat down as a family, we prayed, we thought about it and discussed it," said Smith, wearing a gray Ravens sweatsuit. "My wife cried, my kids cried. They...

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