Steve Smith expecting a namesake

February, 7, 2014
Feb 7
2:00
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Could Steve Smith have an addition to his jersey next season?

He definitely will have an addition to his family.

The Carolina Panthers wide receiver announced Friday on Twitter that he and his wife Angie are expecting a boy. In doing so, Smith said: "This year, the name on the back of my jersey will read Smith Sr."

In other words, Smith's fourth child will be named Steve Smith Jr.

According to team officials, Smith hasn't formally requested the addition of Sr. to his jersey, but they have no reason to think he's not serious about it.

Knowing Smith, who is quite serious about his children, he will wear Smith Sr. proudly.

David Newton | email

ESPN Carolina Panthers reporter

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