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Steve Smith signs with Rams

The Rams signed Eagles free-agent wide receiver Steve Smith to a 1-year contract.

Steve Smith signs with Rams

Steve Smith signed a one-year deal with the Rams on Monday. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Steve Smith signed a one-year deal with the Rams on Monday. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

The Rams signed Eagles free-agent wide receiver Steve Smith to a 1-year contract.

Smith, coming back from microfracture surgery on his left knee, caught 11 passes for 124 yards and one touchdown in his one season with the Eagles.

The Eagles were expecting more when they signed Smith, now 26, away from the Giants, but the knee issue lingered. He ended the season on injured reserve.

With the Giants in 2009, he set a franchise record with 107 catches for 1,220 yards (second-most in team history) and went to the Pro Bowl.

Smith was villifed by Giants fans for signing with the Eagles and attacked on Facebook when he signed. There also seemed to be a difference of opinion about his health and time frame for a return to the field between the Giants and Smith's camp.

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