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Packers sign Anthony Smith; Update on Bryant McFadden
The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports
“An NFL source has told them safety Anthony Smith agreed to a contract with the Packers on Friday. Smith, 25, played in the Pittsburgh Steelers‚Äô 3-4 defense the past three years and is well known to the Packers‚Äô new safeties coach, Darren Perry, who was Smith‚Äôs defensive backs coach with the Steelers in 2006.” The Steelers did not offer Smith a contract following the season.
Bryant McFadden will make a decision very soon on where he will sign
Where will he end up?: McFadden has only visited the Cardinals and Lions. The Lions have dropped out and went after cheaper alternatives. Many teams including the Jets, Patriots, Lions were turned off by McFadden‚Äôs asking price. McFadden currently has offers on the table from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals. Drew Rosenhaus, Bryant McFadden‚Äôs agent claims four teams including the Steelers and Cardinals are in on McFadden.
Prior to free agency the Miami Dolphins were believed to be Bryant McFadden‚Äôs first choice. A beat writer for the Miami Herald told us on Wednesday that the Dolphins were not in on McFadden because of his asking price.
Profootballtalk.com reports the Steelers, Dolphins, Cardinals and Eagles are talking to McFadden. McFadden has not had any scheduled visits with the Eagles and Dolphins to this point. We‚Äôve been waiting for that sleeper team and maybe the Eagles are that sleeper team. Still, that remains to be seen. Until McFadden visits with the Dolphins or Eagles, it is all just speculation that they are interested. The Bryant McFadden watch will continue for a few more days.