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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Are They Now: Former Baltimore Ravens star Chris MC

Before there was Jimmy Smith or Lardarius Webb, before Ed Reed ruled the backfield for many years (and then overlapping for some of his reign), the Ravens relied on a cornerback out of the University of Arizona — Chris McAlister. McAlister was a playmaker; A quiet but lethal assassin for an already daunting Baltimore Ravens defense. He played with the Ravens for a complete decade...
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4 days ago  |  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....
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5 days ago  |  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...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The best cornerbacks in Baltimore Ravens history formed an epic dynamic duo

Much like every other position on the defensive side of the ball, the Baltimore Ravens have been known to draft exceptionally well, specifically at the cornerback position. Many players have come and gone through the organization but many have also left a lasting legacy in Baltimore. In comparison to the linebacker position, the Ravens are almost flawless at drafting cornerbacks...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens to pick up option on Jimmy Smith

Jimmy Smith will always be known as the defender on the play which won the Baltimore Ravens their second Super Bowl title. He should have a chance to build on that legacy. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday that the Ravens plan to pick up the fifth-year option in Smith's rookie contract. That means Smith is headed for a hefty payday in 2015, if he doesn't sign a long...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Expected To Pick CB Jimmy Smith’s 2015 Option

Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com 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...
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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...
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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 NFL.com, 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

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 BaltimoreRavens.com. Smith, 23, was primarily used as [...]
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January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

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