Giants set to meet with Steve Smith this week

Steve Smith is going to check out the team the wide receiver would be the best fit for this week.

The wide receiver will visit his former team the New York Giants early this week, according to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star Ledger. The free agent’s name hasn’t surfaced much since the NFL got going again, and it’s unknown precisely what condition he’s in right now after suffering cartilage damage in a knee late last season.

The injury was a rough blow for Smith, who was seeking a big contract from the team after emerging as a top target for quarterback Eli Manning. Surely, the Giants want to get a better handle on his physical condition and now they’ll have the opportunity.

General manager Jerry Reese has said the team has an offer out to Smith, who made 107 receptions in 2009.

“We're going to see where he is in the process," Smith's agent Ben Dogra told Garafolo. "The good news is we have time. If Steve goes back to the Giants, he knows the playbook, so there wouldn't be any issues there."

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