Steve Smith cut free, and Vince Wilfork may be next

Wide receiver Steve Smith was cut by the Carolina Panthers after playing 13 seasons in Charlotte....

Wide receiver Steve Smith was cut by the Carolina Panthers after playing 13 seasons in Charlotte. (USA Today)

John Kryk, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:45 PM ET

First, Darrelle Revis. Then, Steve Smith. Next, maybe Vince Wilfork.

Who knew the cream of the NFL free-agent crop wouldn’t become available until AFTER Tuesday at 4 p.m EDT?

Well, that’s an overstatement in the case of Smith, the 34-year-old-but-still-dangerous wide receiver.

The Carolina Panthers released the five-time Pro Bowler on Thursday after 13 illustrious seasons in Charlotte.

But Revis and Wilfork? They’re arguably the best players at their positions -- cornerback and nose tackle, respectively -- in the NFL. As of now, both are members of the New England Patriots.


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