Panthers WR Steve Smith has no plans to retire any time soon
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Panthers WR Steve Smith has no plans to retire any time soon

Four more years! Four more years! That's the target for Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith, who turns 33 in May.
"I hope I can play four more years at a pretty decent level," Smith said this week in a phone interview with the Charlotte Observer. "I'm not the prototype receiver, so I'm kind of breaking the mold, anyway. ... I haven't really had any really bad injuries, except for (breaking) my forearm and my ankle. I take a pretty good pounding during the game -- many car wrecks -- and my body turns over pretty good."

Fantasy Analysis:

Smith entered the 2011 season with very low expectations, and he understood why. He was in his 30s, coming off a season that saw him try to fight through injuries and awful quarterback play. Now he was been teamed with a rookie QB with a lot of accuracy concerns. But then Cam Newton became Cam Newton and Smith became a Pro Bowl WR for the fifth time. He finished sixth among wideouts in fantasy points. Yeah, age isn't on his side, but Smith and Newton have a tremendous rapport. He should be drafted as a low-end WR1 in 2012.

Charlotte Observer

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