Jimmy Smith DB BAL 8 hours 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 1 month 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.

Jimmy Smith DB BAL 7 months ago

Smith (foot) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

This was merely a formality, as Smith underwent season-ending foot surgery earlier in the week. Rashaan Melvin was signed off Miami's practice squad to take Smith's place on the active roster, but Danny Gorrer and Tramain Jacobs seem like the top candidates for increased snaps opposite Lardarius Webb.

Jimmy Smith DB BAL 7 months ago

Smith is slated to undergo season-ending foot surgery, the Carroll County Times reports.

With Smith no longer in the mix, Lardarius Webb slots in as the Ravens' top cornerback, with the likes of Danny Gorrer and Tramain Jacobs candidates for added work in the coming weeks, in Smith's absence.

Jimmy Smith DB BAL 7 months ago

A sprained left foot will sideline Smith for a few weeks, the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson reports. "Jimmy is going to be out for a few weeks," coach John Harbaugh said Monday. "It's not a Lisfranc deal. It's a mid-foot sprain."

With Smith unavailable in the coming week, look for the Ravens to turn to Dominique Franks to fill in at cornerback in his place opposite Lardarius Webb.

Jimmy Smith DB BAL 7 months ago

Smith will have an MRI on his sprained left foot, the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson reports.

Any absence would be a significant blow to the Ravens, as Smith has been easily the most consistent player in an otherwise shaky defensive backfield this season. Dominique Franks, who was released by the team in training camp, filled in at cornerback across from Lardarius Webb after Smith was forced out of Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Jimmy Smith DB BAL 7 months ago

Smith has a sprained left foot and is doubtful to return to Sunday's game against Cincinnati, according to the Ravens.

He's not much of a fantasy producer, but losing Smith is a major loss for the Ravens in an important divisional matchup. Dominique Franks replaced him.

Jimmy Smith DB BAL 7 months ago

Smith left Sunday's game against the Bengals in the first quarter with an apparent left foot injury, the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson reports.

Smith ran off the field with a pronounced limp and had his left shoe removed by trainers on the sideline before he was carted to the locker room. With 28 tackles and an interception this season, he's not a major fantasy factor, but he is hugely valuable to the Ravens as their top cornerback. Dominique Franks will replace Smith.

Jimmy Smith DB BAL 7 months ago

Smith had two tackles (both solo) and two passes defensed in Sunday's 29-7 win over the Falcons.

One of the passes defensed will haunt him, as Smith dropped a potential pick-six that couldn't have been an easier catch. Outside of his eight passes defensed, Smith hasn't done much from a statistical standpoint this season, as opposing quarterbacks have wisely decided to test Baltimore's other defensive backs. If fellow cornerback Lardarius Webb can get back to his past form, Smith might see a few more looks in his own direction.

Jimmy Smith DB BAL 9 months ago

Smith (chest) is set to play Sunday against the Bengals, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Smith suffered a chest contusion against the Cowboys back on Aug.16, but he noted Wednesday that he is "absolutely fine" at this stage, a notion supported by the fact that he is not listed on the Ravens' first injury report in advance of Week 1.