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Friday, August 21, 2009
Carolina's Smith could play Saturday

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Carolina coach John Fox told the media Friday morning that receiver Steve Smith will travel with the team to Saturday's preseason game in Miami.

Smith injured his shoulder earlier in camp and didn't make the trip to the preseason opener against the Giants. As a general rule, Fox doesn't have players travel when there is no chance of them playing. But it's the preseason, so I think there's still a good chance Smith will sit out. If he plays at all, it will just be for a few snaps.

He's Carolina's best player and all that matters here is that Smith is at full strength for the regular season.