Jimmy Smith
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16 hours ago

Smith had three tackles (two solo) in Saturday's preseason game against the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Smith enjoyed a healthy training camp and preseason, despite having surgery in late April to remove screws from his surgically repaired right foot. He's locked in as the team's top cornerback, with Shareece Wright opening the season as the other starter. Though he arguably had the best statistical year of his career in 2015, Smith and the rest of the Baltimore secondary struggled to slow opponents.

Jimmy Smith
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3 weeks ago

Smith returned to practice on Monday, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith missed one practice due to calf injury he suffered on Friday, but he is now back on the field. No word yet if he will play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Panthers.

Jimmy Smith
DB BAL (8)
2 months ago

Smith (foot) expects to be ready for the start of training camp in late July.

EDGE Analysis

Smith enters the 2016 campaign coming off right foot surgery, but it appears he'll be full-go at training camp prior to the regular season. He currently slates in as the top cornerback for the Ravens on the outside with Shareece Wright across from him.

Jimmy Smith
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4 months ago

Smith will have the screws removed from his surgically repaired right foot this week, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith will need four to six weeks to recover from the procedure but will reportedly be ready for the start of training camp in late July. Smith underwent Lisfranc surgery back in November 2014, but returned healthy last season to start in all 16 games.

Jimmy Smith
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6 months ago

Smith restructured his contract.

EDGE Analysis

The Ravens converted most of Smith's 2016 base salary into a signing bonus, thereby freeing up some cap room to pursue free agents. Smith was mediocre in the first season of his four-year, $48 million contract, but he won't be in any danger of losing his starting job.

Jimmy Smith
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7 months ago

Smith finished the 2015 season with 54 tackles (48 solo), three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and a sack in 16 games.

EDGE Analysis

Smith bounced back from Lisfranc surgery to start all 16 games, albeit with mixed results. He did play better toward the end of the season, and his contract ensures that he'll be back in Baltimore as the starting right cornerback in 2016. Smith has mostly been an effective cover corner throughout his career, but he's never been much of an IDP option.

Jimmy Smith
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12 months ago

Smith had eight solo tackles and a pick-six in Sunday's 19-13 loss to the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Smith didn't have any hiccups in his recovery from season-ending foot surgery, and he appeared back at full strength in the opener. He's one of the more important players on the Baltimore defense, but his best IDP game of the season is likely behind him. Smith hasn't seen many passes in his direction over the last few years, as opposing quarterbacks have had far more success throwing at the other Baltimore cornerbacks.

Jimmy Smith
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1 year ago

Smith is still not back to full strength in his recovery from surgery on a Lisfranc foot sprain he suffered nine months ago, but head coach John Harbaugh said the cornerback is showing good progress, Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun reports. "He has worked hard as far as the injury front this year," Harbaugh said of Smith on Tuesday. "He is getting closer and closer to being 100 percent. He's not there, yet, but nobody has worked harder than he has. He has been here every day since the season was over, so it probably starts that way in terms of leading by example."

The news is encouraging for Smith and the Ravens, as he is set to start at right cornerback fresh off signing a four-year, $48 million contract extension with Baltimore this offseason. Smith is definitely a young and talented defensive back, but his history with injuries is still a cause for concern, regardless of how well he heals from this injury. In his eight games before suffering from the injury, Smith recorded 28 tackles and just one interception, and should only be considered an IDP option in deeper leagues for now.

Jimmy Smith
DB BAL (8)
1 year ago

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Smith (foot) is ahead of schedule, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Smith is already participating in parts of OTAs, after undergoing season-ending foot surgery in November. He's been excellent when healthy over the last two seasons, leading the Ravens to give him a four-year contract extension that includes $21 million in guarantees. Smith is locked in as the starting right cornerback, with Lardarius Webb on the other side. It's a talented corner duo, but both players have troublesome injury histories, and neither is a high-end IDP.

Jimmy Smith
DB BAL (8)
1 year ago

Smith signed a four-year extension with the Ravens on Tuesday, the team's official website reports.

Smith is now under contract for the next five seasons on a deal worth up to $48 million. While he's missed 17 games through the first four years of his career, the 26-year-old cornerback performed at a high level when healthy in 2013 and 2014. Smith had season-ending foot surgery back in November, but the new contract makes it pretty clear that the Ravens aren't too concerned. While crucial to the Baltimore defense, Smith has never been much of an IDP, with just 140 tackles (121 solo) and five interceptions in his career.