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Steve Smith Sr. | Wide Receiver | #89

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (37) / 5/12/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 195
College: Utah
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 3 (74) / CAR
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Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles') told reporters his main reason for playing one more season is to achieve 1,000 career receptions.
He needs 39 grabs to get there. "A thousand receptions, to be honest," said Smith when asked to explain why he didn't retire. "You've got to have something to strive for. I may catch that, in my uniform, get in my car and go home. Straight from there. Drive all the way from M&T Bank [Stadium] straight to Charlotte in one shot." Smith may have been partially joking, but this is a somewhat concerning statement for fantasy owners willing to invest single-digit-round draft picks into a 37-year-old receiver coming back from a torn Achilles'. If forced to set odds, we'd consider Kamar Aiken the favorite to lead Baltimore in receiving this year. Jun 16 - 12:41 PM

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Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles) will sit out the entire preseason.

Smith declined to put a timetable on his return, but says he’s day to day. He’s going to be sidelined until at least training camp. Missing the preseason isn't a huge concern given Smith's veteran status. Smith expects to be ready for Week 1.
Source: ESPN
Jun 16 - 8:36 AM

Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles') declined to put a timetable on his return when asked by reporters Sunday.

Smith tore his Achilles' last November 1. "I don't know when I'm coming back," he said. "I just know I have to be able to do something in training camp to be able to play. That's just the way I operate. I can't go from doing absolutely nothing [and] sitting on my butt for all of training camp and then go out there and play." At Ravens CB Lardarius Webb's charity softball game over the weekend, Smith was seen jogging the bases but not running full speed. The Ravens' reliance on Smith to make a 2016 impact increased when Breshad Perriman partially tore his ACL.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 12 - 4:46 PM

Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles') expects to be ready for Week 1.

"No setbacks. No real pain where you’d say, ‘Oh, that’s a concern,'" Smith said. "Just all good stuff to start and move forward." Smith ruptured his Achilles' early last November. The Ravens reportedly expect Smith to be ready for training camp, but it is unlikely they push him heading into his age-37 campaign. Smith remained incredibly productive before going down last season, catching 46 passes for 670 yards and three scores in seven games.
Source: ESPN
Mar 1 - 8:48 AM

The Ravens expect Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles') to be ready for training camp.

That's all good and well, but in reality, it's far too early to predict Sr.'s camp status. 89 has made it clear he won't rush back. He's extremely unlikely to suit up for meaningless preseason action ahead of his age-37 campaign.
Jan 7 - 2:48 PM

Steve Smith Sr. announced Wednesday that he's going to play in 2016.

It's been assumed for the past two months now that Smith Sr. would be back after he went down in Week 8 with a torn Achilles'. He wasn't going to go out like that, especially with the Ravens wrapping up their worst season in years. Senior turns 37 in May and is coming off a severe lower-leg injury, so it's worth wondering if he'll be the same player, but he's as dedicated as any.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 12:16:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles', I.R.) is "eyeing a return" for the 2016 season.

It would have been silly to expect Smith Sr. to go out like this: suffering a torn Achilles' in Week 8 during a lost season for the Ravens after he was dominating the first half of the year. "Provided he's healthy enough to do so," Smith will be back for his third, and final, year of his contract as a 37-year-old. We need to temper expectations for Smith's recovery, as he has many miles on those legs, but he's one player not to write off. Smith Sr. needs to be continued to be held onto in Dynasty leagues.
Source: NFL.com
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 10:11:00 AM

Ravens placed WR Steve Smith Sr. on injured reserve with a torn Achilles', ending his season.

Senior had missed just nine games total the previous 10 seasons. He'd appeared in at least 14 games each of his 14 seasons except for one. He'll turn 37 next May, and 2015 was expected to be his last season. But now that he's not going out on his own terms due to a severe injury, many believe Smith will be back in 2016. He's under contract for $3 million next season.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 10:24:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles, out for season) is "leaning strongly" towards continuing his career.

SI's Peter King reported he is "hearing" Smith is reconsidering his decision to retire, and coach John Harbaugh expects Smith "will be back." Smith will undergo surgery to repair his ruptured Achilles' tendon next Monday. How well he rehabs following the surgery will likely play a large role in his decision. Smith will be 37 and coming off a debilitating injury if he decides to return next season.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 12:52:00 PM

SI's Peter King is "hearing" Steve Smith Sr. is reconsidering his decision to retire following his season-ending Achilles' injury.

King reports Smith is already discussing his rehab from the torn Achilles' tendon he suffered Sunday. Coach John Harbaugh said after the game he expects Smith "will be back." Smith was adamant about his plans to retire before the injury, but those plans could certainly change. If he decides to suit up next season, the Ravens would open the future Hall of Famer with open arms.
Source: MMQB
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 11:55:00 AM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he has a "feeling" Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles, out for season) "will be back."

Smith planned to retire following the season, but that was before a torn right Achilles' tendon ended his year prematurely. "I love him, respect him, admire him. I told him that," Harbaugh said. "That’s the kind of man he is, and he’ll be back." Harbaugh made it clear he was speculating, but it is speculation that makes sense considering Smith's personality. If Smith wants to return next season, Baltimore would welcome him with open arms.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 09:22:00 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh confirmed Sunday that Steve Smith Sr. is done for the year with a torn right Achilles' tendon.

It's an obvious career-threatening injury for Senior, who turned 36 this past May, and will unfortunately thrust Kamar Aiken into Baltimore's No. 1 wideout role the rest of the way. The Ravens still hope to get back first-round pick Breshad Perriman (PCL surgery) at some point. Baltimore got its second win of the season in Sunday's game against San Diego, but lost its heart and soul.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 04:39:00 PM

Steve Smith Sr. had to be carried off the field with a right foot injury in Sunday's Week 8 game against San Diego.

The injury looked serious, as Smith could put no weight on the foot as he was assisted off with trainers on each side of him. Before exiting, Senior had five catches for 82 yards on seven targets. Initial fears are that Smith Sr. has a torn Achilles' tendon.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 03:23:00 PM

Teams have contacted the Ravens about trading for Steve Smith Sr. but have been told he's unavailable, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Even with 1-6 Baltimore in the tank, the Ravens aren't willing to give up their best wide receiver. The Ravens have until Tuesday's 4 PM ET trade deadline to change their minds. Smith Sr. has indicated this will be his final season.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 09:04:00 AM

Steve Smith Sr. (knee) is listed as probable for Week 8 against the Chargers.

Senior tweaked his knee at Thursday's practice but his Week 8 status was never in doubt. The 36 year old has averaged 11 targets per game and should get a similar workload with the Bolts coming to town on Sunday. He's locked in as a high-end WR2.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 03:16:00 PM

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4Michael Campanaro
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4Chris Matthews
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WR31Kamar Aiken
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