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jbond
02-09-2004, 06:15 PM
Pats decline Smith's option

FOXBORO, Mass. · The New England Patriots did not exercise their option on running back Antowain Smith, making the team's best runner an unrestricted free agent.

A seven-year veteran, Smith signed a five-year, $22 million dollar deal with the Patriots in March 2002 after helping the team win the Super Bowl after the 2001 season.

"In his three seasons with the Patriots, Antowain played a significant role in our team's overall success," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said in a statement. "He is a true professional. On behalf of the entire organization, we wish him continued success in the future."

nick1
02-09-2004, 06:25 PM
Originally posted by jbond
Pats decline Smith's option

FOXBORO, Mass. · The New England Patriots did not exercise their option on running back Antowain Smith, making the team's best runner an unrestricted free agent.

A seven-year veteran, Smith signed a five-year, $22 million dollar deal with the Patriots in March 2002 after helping the team win the Super Bowl after the 2001 season.

"In his three seasons with the Patriots, Antowain played a significant role in our team's overall success," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said in a statement. "He is a true professional. On behalf of the entire organization, we wish him continued success in the future."

thats no surprise since NE is going to draft a RB who is already going to be better then A. Smith will ever be.