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Daryl Smith | Linebacker | #51

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/14/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 250
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 2 (39) / JAC
Contract: view contract details

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Ravens re-signed ILB Daryl Smith to a four-year, $16.1 million contract.
After operating on a cheap, one-year deal last season, Smith gets the money he was seeking last spring. Turning 32 today, Smith led the Ravens with 123 tackles in 2013 and became the defensive leader as the on-field play-caller. Smith struggles against the run but is an elite cover linebacker and can rush the passer some. He'll continue to help youngsters Arthur Brown and Josh Bynes. Fri, Mar 14, 2014 11:18:00 AM

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Sources tell the Baltimore Sun that the Ravens and ILB Daryl Smith still have a "disconnect" on contract numbers.

Smith led the Ravens in tackles with 123 last season, playing all but two defensive snaps. GM Ozzie Newsome needs him back. Smith is likely hunting for more money than originally expected after watching 32-year-old Karlos Dansby squeeze four years and $24 million out of the Browns. The Broncos have a hole at middle linebacker and could come calling if they miss out on Jon Beason.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 08:38:00 AM

The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson says the Ravens consider free agent ILB Daryl Smith a "priority to retain."

Wilson added a deal was not imminent. The report comes as a surprise as all news out of Baltimore suggested Smith would be allowed to test the market. The Ravens still may allow that to happen, but releasing Jameel McClain could be a sign that Baltimore is confident in bringing Smith back. Smith led the Ravens with 123 tackles last season and played all but two defensive snaps. He is our No. 4 free agent inside linebacker.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 01:02:00 PM

CSN Baltimore considers the Broncos and Titans potential suitors for free agent ILB Daryl Smith.

Smith led the Ravens with 123 tackles last season, adding five sacks and three interceptions while starting all 16 games. He's expressed interest in re-signing with Baltimore, but is expected to test the open market. Smith is likely to command a multi-year deal after playing on a one-year contract in 2013.
Sat, Feb 15, 2014 10:08:00 PM

Impending free agent ILB Daryl Smith wants to re-sign with the Ravens and believes the team wants him to return.

Smith, 31, didn't sign with Baltimore until June after seeing a very quiet market while coming off an injury-plagued season in Jacksonville. He ended up starting all 16 games for the Ravens, missing just two defensive snaps. Smith set new career-highs in tackles (123), sacks (5), interceptions (3), and pass breakups (19) and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 19 inside 'backer.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 09:09:00 AM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh says ILB Daryl Smith is already becoming "a quarterback of the defense."

Signed to a cheap, one-year deal in June, Smith has already taken control of a starting job and is calling Baltimore's defensive plays. The Ravens feel Smith will prove "one of the best bargains of the offseason" if he stays healthy. Smith -- not rookie Arthur Brown -- is being asked to fill Ray Lewis' shoes.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 02:43:00 PM

Ravens agreed to terms with LB Daryl Smith, formerly of the Jaguars, on a one-year contract.

It's a low-risk, high-upside signing for GM Ozzie Newsome as he looks to replace Ray Lewis and Dannell Ellerbe. A groin injury limited Smith to two games last season, but the Jaguars' all-time leading tackler was highly effective in 2011. He's undoubtedly on the downside of his career, but should go a long way toward fortifying the Ravens' inside linebacker corps as long as he's healthy. After being panned in the early days of free agency, the Ravens are arguably more talented now than they were in 2012.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 04:53:00 PM

The Baltimore Sun reports free agent LB Daryl Smith is on the Ravens' "radar," and that the sides have "mutual interest" in a deal.

The Jaguars' all-time leading tackler, Smith was one of the linchpins of Jacksonville's defense before a groin injury limited him to just two games last season. Although he's now 31, Smith was still one of the game's better linebackers in 2011. He'd more than make up for the Ravens' "loss" of Rolando McClain. To date, Smith's lone free-agent visit was to the Rams in early April.
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 10:13:00 PM

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch believes the Rams are still in play for free agent LB Daryl Smith.

Thanks to Chris Long's contract restructure, the Rams finally have a little bit of room under the cap. They could move on Smith or free agent S Quintin Mikell soon after the draft. Neither veteran has attracted any other known interest.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 08:15:00 AM

Free agent LB Daryl Smith left his visit to St. Louis without a deal.

The Post-Dispatch says Smith may take "several" more visits before deciding on a team. It could be a leverage play as the Rams have a major need at strongside linebacker, where beat writer Jim Thomas says the ex-Jaguar would be an "instant starter." Smith missed 14 games due to a groin injury last year, but has been a productive 4-3 outside 'backer throughout his nine-year career.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 08:10:00 AM

Free agent LB Daryl Smith is visiting the Rams on Monday.

It's his first visit of free agency. The Florida Times Union reported Sunday that Smith is not expected back in Jacksonville, and his name "isn't even brought up" in internal discussions. A groin injury limited Smith, 31, to just two games last season. The Rams have a need at outside linebacker, but Smith wouldn't be guaranteed a starting job. He'd likely earn one with a healthy camp, however.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 09:01:00 AM

Free agent SLB Daryl Smith is not expected back with the Jaguars.

The Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran says Smith's name "isn't even brought up in conversations" he has with Jaguars people anymore. Smith, 31, is coming off a season in which he battled a serious groin injury and played just two games. However, in the eight seasons prior, Smith missed a total of four games. He has drawn zero interest so far.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 06:57:00 PM

Jaguars GM David Caldwell said he "wouldn't close the door at all" on re-signing free agent SLB Daryl Smith.

In one of free agency's bigger surprises, Smith has generated zero buzz over the last week. Either his agent is playing things very close to the vest, or teams are scared off by a 31-year-old player coming off a serious groin injury. The Jags sound ready to pounce if Smith's price tag drops far enough. "If he's interested, we would definitely talk to his agent and see where it goes," Caldwell said.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 09:13:00 AM

The Florida Times Union suggests the Giants as a potential landing spot for free agent SLB Daryl Smith.

Smith has no strong coaching staff ties to the Giants, but New York is needy at linebacker and could consider Smith as a 31-year-old stopgap solution, assuming the price is right. We also like Chicago as a fit. New Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker has coached Smith for the past four seasons.
Sat, Mar 2, 2013 08:44:00 AM

The Florida Times Union says it "appears likely" that the Jaguars won't re-sign SLB Daryl Smith.

Smith's offseason has been quiet, but he's one of the better 4-3 outside 'backers in the league when healthy. He played in just two games last season due to a groin injury, but he missed just four games in eight seasons before 2012. Chicago could be a landing spot with ex-Jags DC Mel Tucker.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 05:27:00 PM

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