The Steve Smith era in Carolina is over.
The decision came one day after Smith's agent, Derrick Fox, told the Associated Press that the 13-year
Fox said the Panthers never asked Smith, who turns 35 in May, to restructure his contract. The Panthers were unable to trade Smith, who was set to cost $7 million under this year's salary cap.
signed defensive end
to two-year deals in an effort to bolster their pass rush.
The two have combined for 117.5 sacks, reached double figures in a season seven times and have won three Super Bowl titles in their careers.
After a cautious start, the
Hatcher agreed to terms Thursday, according to a person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract had not been signed.
The 35-year-old linebacker helped the
Tennessee has signed quarterback