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Steve Smith Sr. | Wide Receiver | #89

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (38) / 5/12/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 195
College: Utah
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 3 (74) / CAR

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NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reports the Jets reached out to retired WR Steve Smith Sr. to gauge his interest in playing this season.
What the? This makes little sense, but Smith Sr. confirmed the news. It's unclear when the Jets approached the 38-year-old, but it's hard to see how they believe bringing in Smith makes much sense when they've been cutting every veteran on the team. Smith obviously declined, indicating he's content in retirement. If he was to come back, it wouldn't be to join the worst team in the league. Tue, Jun 6, 2017 08:08:00 PM

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Retired WR Steve Smith Sr. signed a multi-year deal with the NFL Network.

Smith will "appear as an analyst on various NFL Network shows." The deal confirms Smith is finished playing football, although the receiver has already said as much multiple times this offseason. Always outspoken as a player, Smith should have a long career on television.
Thu, Feb 2, 2017 12:05:00 PM

In an interview on FS1, Steve Smith Sr. reiterated he is "retired."

"I sent in my paperwork to Roger Goodell on January 2," Smith added. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said Tuesday he was "still hoping" Smith would return in some capacity next season, but it seems clear Smith has antagonized his last defensive back.
Thu, Jan 12, 2017 09:46:00 AM

Speaking Tuesday, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said he was "still hoping" Steve Smith Sr. returns in some capacity next season.

It's unclear how serious Bisciotti was, as he admitted he knew there was no way Sr. would subject himself to training camp. Bisciotti said he was "still hoping" Sr. showed up at the team facility in September. Sr. seems at peace with his delayed decision to hang it up. We're guessing he's played his final down.
Tue, Jan 10, 2017 02:15:00 PM

Steve Smith Sr. announced his retirement from the NFL after 16 seasons.

"This is to notify you that as of today I will no longer be antagonizing defensive backs," said Smith, in true "89" fashion. "I am retiring from the NFL." Smith was a third-round pick of the Panthers in 2001 and spent his first 13 years in Carolina. He's the team's all-time leading receiver with 836 catches for 12,197 yards and 67 touchdowns. In two seasons with the Ravens, Smith caught 116 balls for 1,469 yards and eight scores. Smith is seventh on the all-time receiving yards list and deserves serious Hall of Fame consideration.
Fri, Jan 6, 2017 09:42:00 AM

Steve Smith Sr. was held to 34 yards on three catches, drawing just five targets in the Ravens' Week 17 loss to the Bengals.

In what is expected to be his final NFL game, Smith was an afterthought for most of this contest while Dennis Pitta drew an absurd 16 targets and Joe Flacco failed to throw a touchdown. The Bengals held Smith to yardage totals of 20 and 34 in their two meetings with Baltimore this year. Turning 38 this offseason, Smith is not signed for the 2017 season. The Ravens would probably welcome him back with open arms, but Smith has said he's "89 percent sure" Sunday marked his final game in the league. If so, Smith deserves serious Hall of Fame consideration.
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 04:01:00 PM

Steve Smith Sr. said Sunday's Week 17 tilt against the Bengals will be his last NFL game.

Smith was getting choked up at his session with the media on Wednesday, and said his daughter wants him home more. Now 37, Smith still seems like he could play another 1-2 years, but this really is going to be it apparently. He needs 237 yards to pass Tim Brown for sixth-most all-time. Expect the Ravens to do everything they can to get Smith the ball as much as possible Sunday.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 12:53:00 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Week 17 will be a "big deal" for Steve Smith Sr. because it could be his final game in the NFL.

Smith has played well enough this season that the Ravens would probably welcome him back with open arms for 2017, but it's unclear if Smith intends to keep on playing. Smith turns 38 this May. Building a legit Hall of Fame resume, "89" needs 237 receiving yards to get past Tim Brown for sixth all time.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 04:18:00 PM

Steve Smith Sr. caught all seven of his targets for 79 yards and one touchdown in the Ravens' Week 16 loss to the Steelers.

Smith was the most effective member of the offense early, putting up 59 yards in the first half including a 44-yard catch-and-run on the second drive. He stayed hot after halftime, easily beating Ryan Shazier for an 18-yard touchdown before easily converting the two-point try on the next play. That sequence was the end of his meaningful contributions, however, and the Ravens ended up giving up the game and their playoff chances in the fourth quarter. With Baltimore not heading to the postseason, Smith will look to end his season and likely his illustrious career on a high note in Cincinnati next week.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 08:32:00 PM

Steve Smith Sr. (thigh) is active for Week 16 against the Steelers.

There was never much doubt about Smith's status after he got in a full practice Friday. He is a solid WR3 even in a tough matchup. Baltimore declared CB Jimmy Smith (ankle), RB Buck Allen, OL Alex Lewis (ankle), TE Crockett Gillmore, OL Ryan Jensen, LB Lamar Louis, and LB Brennen Beyer inactive for Week 16.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 03:02:00 PM

Steve Smith Sr. (thigh) is questionable for Week 16 against the Steelers.

Smith was a full participant at Friday's practice after putting in a limited session on Thursday. His status for Week 16 has never been in doubt. Smith Sr. will be a borderline WR3 against Pittsburgh.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 03:30:00 PM

Steve Smith Sr. (thigh) is practicing on Friday.

Smith was added to the injury report on Thursday, but he'll be fine for the Christmas Day game against the Steelers. He's more of a WR3/4 this week.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 12:16:00 PM

Steve Smith Sr. (thigh) was limited at Thursday's practice.

It's his first appearance on the injury report this week. Barring a setback, Smith Sr. should be a go for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh. Smith Sr. nabbed four-of-seven targets for 47 yards when these teams met in Week 5.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 03:57:00 PM

Steve Smith Sr. caught 4-of-6 targets for 57 yards in the Ravens' Week 14 loss to the Patriots.

His 57 yards led the team, but the six targets were third-most behind Kenneth Dixon (11) and Mike Wallace (8). Smith was extremely quiet for much of the night, running a ton of routes at No. 1 corner Malcolm Butler. Smith has totaled 120 scoreless yards over his last three games, but gets a good matchup at home against the Eagles' league-worst cornerback group in Week 15.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 12:25:00 AM

Steve Smith Sr. absorbed six-of-10 targets for 53 yards Sunday in the Ravens' Week 13 win over the Dolphins.

Somehow on a day when Joe Flacco threw for a season-high 381 yards, his best receiver managed just 53. Smith Sr. was still plenty involved, finishing second on the team in targets behind tight end Dennis Pitta. Four of Smith Sr.’s six grabs came before halftime including a 23-yarder on the Ravens’ opening drive. That would end up being his longest gain of the afternoon. Smith Sr. can be employed as a WR3 next week against New England.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 05:26:00 PM

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