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Steve Smith Sr. | Wide Receiver

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/12/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 195
College: Utah
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Coach John Harbaugh said he would like to reduce Steve Smith's snaps to save on his wear and tear.
Smith is entering his age-36 season, obviously an extremely high number for an NFL wideout. We saw him wear down as the season moved along last year, averaging 16.5 YPC with four touchdowns in the first eight games and 10.3 YPC with two scores in the final eight outings. The problem for the Ravens is they have very little talent behind Smith and first-rounder Breshad Perriman. Getting Smitty to take a seat will be easier said than done. May 19 - 9:26 AM

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Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said the team does not "absolutely need a wide receiver."

"We absolutely need a tight end," Bisciotti said. "We do not absolutely need a wide receiver." Perhaps Bisciotti needs to take another look at the depth chart. Aside from the nearly 36-year-old Steve Smith, the Ravens' receiver corps is filled with either unproven or unspectacular possession receivers. Baltimore absolutely needs to find someone to fill the shoes of the departed Torrey Smith. Ohio State WR Devin Smith would make a lot of sense if he falls into the second round.
Apr 4 - 10:52 AM

Coach John Harbaugh said at the NFL Combine that Steve Smith Sr. will stay with the Ravens in 2015.

Smith turns 36 in May, but is owed a reasonable $3 million salary. "He's planning on being back and we're planning on having him back," said Harbaugh. Smith Sr. is a proficient enough route runner to excel in new OC Marc Trestman's timing-and-rhythm offense. He may be an underrated WR3 in 2015 fantasy.
Feb 18 - 3:01 PM

Although Steve Smith Sr. plans on returning for the 2015 season, Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome has encouraged him to "take three weeks to decide how he feels."

Speaking Tuesday, coach John Harbaugh hinted Sr. could be back in a reduced role. "It doesn't have to be a role where he is playing every snap," Harbaugh said. "(But) he still looks like he has plenty left in the tank to me." Smith's 834 snaps were 35th amongst wideouts in 2014, but his effectiveness waned as the season wore on. He's due a reasonable $3 million in 2015.
Jan 13 - 7:24 PM

Steve Smith Sr. confirmed after the Ravens' Divisional Round loss to the Patriots that he'll continue his playing career in 2015.

Smith Sr. admittedly considered retirement after the 2013 season, but his release from the Panthers breathed life into him. He'll turn 36 in May but stays in fine shape. Sr. got off to a torrid start in 2014 before falling off. The Ravens need Sr. with Torrey Smith set to enter free agency come March.
Jan 11 - 11:59 AM

Steve Smith Sr. caught 3-of-4 targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Baltimore's Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.

It was another noisemaking afternoon for Sr., who scorched Darrelle Revis on his nine-yard score in the first quarter. Smith also drew a 20-yard DPI call on Revis. There was a scary moment in the second quarter, where Sr. appeared to wrench his left knee. He eventually ran off the field under his own power, and returned to the game a few minutes later. Going on 36, Sr. predictably faded after his monster start this season, but settled in as a consistent chain mover for Joe Flacco. He cleared 1,000 yards (1,065) while averaging 13.5 yards per grab. Due a bargain $3 million in 2015, he'll be back in Baltimore.
Jan 10 - 8:38 PM

Steve Smith had five catches for 101 yards in the Ravens' Wild Card win over the Steelers.

Smith's highlights were two 20-plus yard receptions, including a 40-yard catch-and-run in the third quarter. He was targeted a team-high seven times. It was Smith's second straight game with at least 90 yards. Smith will likely match up with Patriots CB Darrelle Revis in the Divisional Round.
Jan 4 - 12:39 AM

Steve Smith Sr. caught 8-of-12 targets for 90 yards Week 17 against the Browns.

Smith had one bad drop, but otherwise had a solid day after struggling through the second half of the season. Smith was targeted in the end zone once, but had to turn into a defender on a badly underthrown ball from Joe Flacco. Losing steam down the stretch, Smith is not a great bet to be a big contributor in the postseason.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:40:00 PM

Steve Smith Sr. caught five passes for 49 yards in the Ravens' Week 16 loss to the Texans.

He and Torrey Smith were each targeted 2 times. Sr. could have had a bigger day, but dropped a 15-plus-yard gain on a 3rd-and-11 pass. Joe Flacco then missed Smith on what may have gone for a 70-yard touchdown before halftime. Flacco was off accuracy-wise all afternoon, but Smith also can't separate much. He and the 9-6 Ravens host the Browns in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:28:00 PM

Steve Smith Sr. caught five passes for 37 yards in the Ravens' Week 15 win over the Jaguars.

Senior caught all five of his targets, but clearly didn't do much with them. He worked mostly against impressive rookie CB Aaron Colvin on the outside. Excluding his Week 14 7-70-1 line, Smith has been pretty awful the past two months. He's not making any explosive plays. Smith is more of a WR3/4.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:30:00 PM

The Ravens held Steve Smith Sr. out of Friday's practice because he is sick.

Coach John Harbaugh said afterwards that Smitty will be "fine" for Week 15 against the Jags. With Torrey Smith (knee) either not playing or trying to play at less than 100 percent, Smith Sr. is an attractive WR3 play this week.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 01:16:00 PM

Steve Smith Sr. caught 7-of-11 targets for 70 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' Week 14 win over the Dolphins.

With Torrey Smith limited to decoy duties, Sr. responded with his best game in two months. Sr. could have had an eighth grab, but committed a drop in the end zone. Sr. is doing his job for the Ravens, but remains a low-ceiling option as a WR3.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 06:08:00 PM

Steve Smith Sr. is averaging 35.8 yards per game the past five games.

"89" has predictably cooled off after his torrid start to the season when he averaged 91.4 yards and scored four touchdowns the first seven games. Meanwhile, Torrey Smith has turned it on and is seeing box score results after a disappointing, drop-filled start to the year. He has seven touchdowns over his past seven games and is a legit WR2. Steve has settled in as a meager WR3/4.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 10:25:00 AM

Steve Smith Sr. was held to one catch for two yards in Sunday's Week 13 loss to the Chargers.

Smith went toe-to-toe with Chargers elite CB Brandon Flowers and got wiped out. He ended up with just four targets as Joe Flacco wisely chose to pepper Torrey Smith with chances. Smith's hot start is ancient history at this point, as he's been under 40 yards without a touchdown in four of the last five games. Smith will be a weak WR3 in a very tough matchup against Brent Grimes and the Dolphins in Week 14.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:54:00 PM

Steve Smith Sr. caught four passes for 89 yards and one touchdown in the Ravens' Week 12 win over the Saints.

Smith Sr. and Torrey Smith each led the Ravens with six targets. Steve's 89 yards were his most since Week 6, while it was also his first end-zone visit since that same game. It was a predictable coming out party for Steve on national television against a familiar foe. He got into several dust-ups after the whistle, most notably with Kenny Vaccaro that led to both teams getting tangled up on the Ravens' sideline. Smith Sr. will be a WR3 at home against the Chargers in Week 13. He greatly benefitted from the Week 11 bye.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 12:09:00 AM