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Not recovered yet: Eagles place wide receiver Smith on PUP

The Philadelphia Eagles placed newly signed wide receiver Steve Smith on the physically unable to perform list on Saturday.

The Eaglessigned Smith away from the rival New York Giants to a one-year, incentive-laden contract on Wednesday.

Smith, 26, had 220 catches for 2,386 yards and 11 touchdowns in four seasons with the Giants. In his 2009 Pro Bowl season, he caught a franchise-record 107 passes for 1,220 yards and seven touchdowns.

Smith sustained a season-ending left knee injury in the Giants' win over the Vikings at Ford Field in Detroit on Dec. 13 and had microfracture surgery eight days later.

He said Wednesday night he believed he would be able to play soon.

"I think I'm pretty close," Smith said. "I think I can realistically be out there (the first month). It could be week one. You never know."

The Eagles also waived/injury settlement defensive tackle Brandon Collier, released quarterback Jerrod Johnson and defensive tackle Charles Noonan and signed rookie free-agent tackle Spencer Johnson (Utah State).

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