Eagles sign former Giant Steve Smith

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Steve Smith and the Eagles agreed to terms Wednesday on a one-year deal.

For Smith, the question will be how soon he'll be ready to get back on the field as he's working his way back from December microfracture surgery on his knee.

"Like I've said many times before, Howie Roseman and I are always keeping our eyes open for good football players and players that we think can help our football team win," said head coach Andy Reid. "And Steve Smith certainly fits that category. He's a Pro Bowl quality receiver that we will work into our offense as soon as he is ready to go. We feel very good about our current group of receivers and Steve adds another dimension to that position. He's played very well against us in the past few years and we're happy to have him on board."

Fantasy Impact: 

Tom Coughlin said earlier in the day that Smith's rehab was "going to be a long haul," so it's not clear how quickly Smith will be able to get back on the field. This signing potentially hurts Jason Avant's value, though the Eagles' slot man could see more work if Jeremy Maclin continues to miss time.

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