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Ravens looking to extend three key players

The Ravens salary cap situation is currently standing near $4 million, as has been reported before.  But that doesn’t mean that the Ravens can’t add more space by getting crafty with their own players’ contracts. According to, the organization is looking into the possibility of extending some key players within the organization.  The names shouldn’t...
Via cover32 - Ravens
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Interested In Signing CB Jimmy Smith To A Long-Term Contract

  Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome told reporters a few days ago that they are hoping to sign 2011 first-round pick CB Jimmy Smith to a long-term contract extension at some point in the near future. Newsome also confirmed interest in locking up K Justin Tucker as well. “We’re trying to get these done, but we haven’t yet,” Newsome said, via Baltimore did pick...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Extending Jimmy Smith to an extra year is good move by Ravens…

Jimmy Smith is really starting to play cornerback in the NFL like the experts envisioned he would back when he was drafted in the 1st Round in 2011. That’s why the Ravens picked up the fifth-year option of Smith’s rookie contract worth around $6.5 million, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. His salary is determined by the average of the 25 highest-paid corners, with the top three...
Via Ravens Football Machine
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens reportedly exercise the fifth-year option on Jimmy Smith’s contract

The Baltimore Ravens have exercised the fifth-year option on cornerback Jimmy Smith’s contract, which will keep him Baltimore through 2015. Ravens have exercised the fifth-year option for cornerback Jimmy Smith for 2015 for $6.898 million, according to a source — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) April 18, 2014 Smith had 58 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions in 2013....
Via Pro Football Zone
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ravens Exercise CB Jimmy Smith’s Fifth-Year Option

  Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Ravens have exercised CB Jimmy Smith‘s fifth-year option. Previous reports mentioned that the Ravens were likely do so given that these options are not guaranteed. Smith’s option is based on the top 10 salaries for the cornerback position, so even though it’s doubtful that Baltimore would keep Smith at nearly $10 million for the 2015...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens Expected To Pick CB Jimmy Smith’s 2015 Option

Jamison Hensley of mentions that the Baltimore Ravens are expected to pick up CB Jimmy Smith‘s 2015 option this offseason. This comes from an article looking at other potential roster cuts for the Ravens. However, Hensley writes that the Ravens are unlikely to part ways with Smith seeing as they stuck by him during his struggles. Interestingly enough, Pro Football Talk and...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Aren’t People Discussing Jimmy Smith’s Unflagged Helmet-To-Helmet Hit?

The officiating in Super Bowl XLVII was, on the whole, atrocious. Most of the discussion in the wake of the game has centered on the pivotal 4th-and-goal play on the 49ers’ final drive. That’s understandable, as it was the last play from scrimmage that San Francisco had to take the lead. I would argue that Jimmy Smith was guilty of holding on that play, but I also acknowledge...
Via Kissing Suzy Kolber
February 05, 2013  |  1 Comment

Ravens’ Jimmy Smith may not return this season

On Thursday, the Baltimore Ravens announced that cornerback Jimmy Smith underwent groin surgery.  It seems like it was a little more than groin surgery. According to Ian Rapoport of, Smith underwent hernia surgery, which could end up making it hard for him to return to the field this season. #Ravens CB Jimmy Smith actually had sports hernia surgery in Philly done by Dr....
Via Pro Football Zone
November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Ravens’ Jimmy Smith undergoes groin surgery

The Baltimore Ravens announced today that cornerback Jimmy Smith underwent groin surgery and is expected to be back before the end of the season. CB Jimmy Smith has had groin surgery. Successful surgery in Philadelphia. He’s expected to be back before the end of the season. — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 15, 2012 Even though Smith is expected back, the Ravens already...
Via Pro Football Zone
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Smith Fighting to Win Starting Cornerback Job this Offseason

Jimmy Smith will be heading into his first off-season as a Baltimore Raven hoping to earn a starting cornerback’s spot when he returns this summer for training camp and the preseason. “I’m going to have a great offseason so I can get that corner spot,” Smith said, via Smith, 23, was primarily used as [...]
Via The Purple Chaos
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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