- Height / Weight
- 6'1" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- January 26, 1989 (29)
- 8th Season
- 2011 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 58 (BAL)
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith was traded to the Carolina Panthers, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Smith was thought to be a cut candidate for the Eagles, but the Panthers acquired the speedy receiver for cornerback Daryl Worley. Smith had 36 catches for 264 yards and three touchdowns for the Eagles last season but has a career 16.4 yards-per-catch average. He actually makes perfect sense for a Panthers offense under new offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who loves to push the ball deep downfield and stretch opposing defenses. Smith's arrival will help take some attention away from Devin Funchess on the outside, but Smith will still be more of a boom-or-bust fantasy option.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith has only been with the Super Bowl champions for one season, but CBS' Jason La Canfora believes the Baltimore Ravens will have interest in a Smith reunion if he is released by the Eagles. Smith caught only 36 balls in 2017, averaging a career-low 11.9 yards per catch. His entire $5 million salary comes off the books if he is released. It is probably a matter of when, not if, Smith is let go in Philly.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith said while he still expects to be back in Philadelphia next season, he knows "how the business goes" and understands that he may be cut. The Eagles, desperate for salary cap room, can save $5 million by cutting Smith. He was the fourth leading receiver on the team and started to lose playing time to rookie Mack Hollins towards the end of the year, so the writing is somewhat on the wall for Smith. He's much more likely to be wearing a different uniform next season than he is to don an Eagles jersey for the 2018 season. Wherever he lands, Smith won't be more than a boom-or-bust option at best.