Steelers cut QB Smith
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The Steelers released quarterback Troy Smith today, according to a statement from the team.
Smith signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Steelers in January.
The 2006 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback from Ohio State, Smith, 27, entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft choice of the Baltimore Ravens in 2007. He is the only rookie quarterback to start and win against the Steelers since Dick LeBeau returned to be the Steelers' coordinator in 2004.
A five-year NFL veteran, Smith saw action in 20 games with eight career starts. Smith was originally drafted by the Ravens in the fifth round (174th overall) if the 2007 NFL Draft. He played with Baltimore through the 2009 season, then spent 2010 with the San Francisco 49ers and 2011 with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League.
First Published June 25, 2012 4:54 pm