CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The agent for wide receiver Steve Smith says his client is done playing for the Carolina Panthers.
Smith’s long-time representative Derrick Fox told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Smith “is not going to play for the Panthers next year, I know that. I just don’t know when that transaction is going to take place.”
There were reports Tuesday of the Carolina Panthers trying to trade Smith.
Smith has played 13 years in the NFL, all with the Panthers. His 2013 performance fell off dramatically.
Regardless of whether the Panthers cut Smith or keep him, the club will have to pay him $3 million this season as part of the three-year contract extension he signed in 2012.
Smith’s current contract runs through 2016.
Source: The Associated Press