Hot off the Wire news, rumors and tips

Panthers | Steve Smith to get more in-season rest

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera plans to give WR Steve Smith more rest during the regular season in order to keep him healthy. "I think we have to be smart with Steve, make sure we put him in position to take advantage of his abilities and maximize his time and not waste his time or reps. So he's getting quality reps and quality plays," Rivera said.

Fantasy Tip: Smith has said he wants to play several more years, and he is healthy this offseason. The Panthers want to keep it that way. He will once again be a solid WR2/3 or flex fantasy play in 2013, and his fantasy owners will appreciate the extra rest and health preservation.

2013-03-24 21:21:33 | Source: Charlotte Observer - Joseph Person

Access more Steve Smith news and rumors by clicking here....

What do you think? Sound off!

For additional NFL information, please view KFFL's NFL Hot off the Wire.

Fantasy Sports News

NFL Hot off the Wire News | MLB Hot off the Wire News | NASCAR Hot off the Wire News