Steve Smith WR CAR Nov 02 '12
Coach Ron Rivera insists no team made an offer or even asked what it would take to land Steve Smith in a trade ahead of Thursday's deadline.
The Panthers did get a text on Smith, but it was more along the likes of, "Is 89 available?" Rivera maintains the Panthers had "no serious conversations" with other teams about Smith or DeAngelo Williams. "All these rumors, especially the one with Steve Smith, was as far-fetched as it gets," said Rivera. "That one was crazy and unfair."