Panthers considering unloading WR Smith?

According to Matt Mosley of ESPN.com, the Carolina Panthers are considering the idea of trading wide receiver Steve Smith

Mosley says there are "rumblings out of Panthers camp that club officials are fed up with Smith's actions (not just the latest incident) and are at least considering the idea of dealing him to another team."

Smith, of course, was suspended two games after punching teammate Ken Lucas during a practice late last week. Mosley reports that one NFC East team could possibly be interested in acquiring Smith, but it's not the Eagles. It's the Cowboys.

In other news...

I'm a little late on mentioning this, but ESPN has announced that Emmitt Smith will be replaced on the network's Sunday pre-game show by Cris Carter. Personally, I'll miss Emmitt on Sunday NFL Countdown. It was always fun watching to see what would come out of his mouth next. I'm fully aware that doing TV -- especially live TV -- is not easy, but I had to include the YouTube clip below where Smith calls the NFC West one of the weakest conferences in the NFC. Yes, you read that correctly. Emmitt is not off the network completely. He'll still contribute to SportsCenter and ESPN's Monday night pre-game show. As for Carter, I can't really picture him offering analysis without Dan Marino giggling by his side. But HBO dropped Inside the NFL so we'll just have to see how things play out.

Meanwhile, Adam Schefter of NFL.com reports that wide receiver Brandon Marshall will likely be suspended for three games for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Marshall has been arrested three times in the past year. He had a great year on the field in 2007, catching 102 balls for 1,325 yards and seven touchdowns.

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