The team has informed its veteran punter it won't offer him a new contract, allowing him to hit the NFL's free-agent market Feb. 27. Smith voided the final year of his contract and will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the month. Advertisement QuantcastBig props to slider09 for his insider info on this.
"The door isn't closed for him to return, but they are not going to keep him off the market,'' Tom Mills, Smith's agent, said Tuesday afternoon. "When we chose to void the final year of Hunter's contract, we certainly knew this was a possibility.
"Hunter was prepared for this eventuality and he's OK with it.''