Philadelphia brought Smith in but he hasn’t seen much action leading up to last week when he caught his first touchdown for the Eagles. With Maclin out, Smith will continue to see an increased amount of playing time but it still may not be enough to keep in Philly beyond 2011.
“Some people who know Smith believe he is open to going back to the team he left last summer,” writes Schefter. “He also could rejoin his former college coach, Pete Carroll, in Seattle, but no team makes more sense or is more appealing to Smith than the Giants. Smith and the Eagles have not been the fit either side hoped. Philadelphia dangled him at the trade deadline, and the Giants will have a need at the position because wide receiver Mario Manningham is scheduled to become a free agent after this season. Giants quarterback Eli Manning loves throwing to Smith. And we’ve seen receiver reunions in the past. Laveranues Coles once returned to the Jets.Deion Branch did the same with the Patriots. It would not be a surprise if the next receiver reunion involved Smith and the Giants.”