The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith will not be ready to play after this week’s bye week. Smith is suffering from a high ankle sprain that already cost him last Sunday’s Bears loss and at this point he has not seen enough improvement to even think about playing the week after the bye. He will be re-evaluated than.
Analysis: This is looking like a lost season for both Smith and the Panthers. Either Jimmy Clausen develops real quick or Smith gets himself out of Carolina for him to have any fantasy football value going forward. Even when he gets back, Smith wont be much more than a WR 3.