Steve Smith
WR BAL (8)
2 months ago

Smith officially announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday. In his letter to commissioner Roger Goodell, Smith said, "This is to notify you that as of today I, Steve Smith Sr., will no longer be antagonizing defensive backs. I am retiring from the National Football League."

EDGE Analysis

Smith finishes his storied career as the NFL's seventh-leading receiver, racking up 14,731 yards over 16 seasons. He's also one of 14 players in NFL history with over 1,000 career receptions (1,031). The five-time Pro Bowler played his first 13 seasons with the Panthers, during which time he helped lead the Panthers to Super Bowl XXXVIII and also led the league in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns in 2005 after missing the majority of the 2004 campaign with a broken leg. Although Smith checked in at just 5-foot-9, he still struck fear into opposing secondaries with his tenacity, speed, and ability to come down with the ball in seemingly every contested situation. Given his body of work and standing among some of the All-Time greats in terms of receptions and yards, Smith figures to be a candidate for the Hall of Fame once he's eligible.

Steve Smith
WR BAL (8)
2 months ago

Smith caught three of five targets for 34 yards Sunday in Cincinnati.

EDGE Analysis

Smith recently stated that there's an 89 percent chance he's retiring after this season, so this could well have been the final game of his Hall-of-Fame caliber career. The 37-year-old wide receiver finishes the season with 70 catches for 799 yards and five touchdowns. Smith found the end zone 81 times while topping 100 yards on 51 occasions over 16 NFL campaigns.

Steve Smith
WR BAL (8)
2 months ago

Smith (thigh) hauled in all seven of his targets for 79 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-27 loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Smith shook off a sore thigh to rip off a 44-yard catch and run, as well as an 18-yard touchdown early in the third quarter that gave the Ravens a 13-7 lead at the time. The veteran receiver saw seven targets for the second consecutive game, and has received at least six looks from Joe Flacco in each of the last four games. He also touchdowns in consecutive games, and will look to make a splash in what could be the final game of his career in Week 17 against the Bengals.

Steve Smith
WR BAL (8)
2 months ago

Smith (thigh) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Though Smith was an addition to the Ravens' injury report Thursday, a return to practice Friday solidified the notion that the veteran wideout would give it a go Sunday. Smith, who was on the field for 49 of the 58 snaps on offense in Week 15's win over the Eagles, has been targeted a total of 23 times over his last three outings, and figures to continue seeing his share of looks in the Baltimore offense Sunday.

Steve Smith
WR BAL (8)
2 months ago

Smith (thigh) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers after being listed as practicing in full Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Smith was an addition to the Ravens' injury report Thursday, but Friday's full practice indicates that the veteran wideout will be able to tough it out Sunday. Smith was on the field for 49 of the Ravens' 58 snaps on offense in Week 15's win over the Eagles, en route to catching two of his seven targets for 40 yards and a TD. Over his last three outings, Smith has been targeted a total of 23 times and he figures to continue to see his share of looks in Week 16.

Steve Smith
WR BAL (8)
2 months ago

Smith (thigh) took part in Friday's practice, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith was added to the Ravens' injury report Thursday after not being listed on it the day before, but his participation in Friday's session puts him on track to play in the Ravens' Christmas Day matchup with the Steelers.

Steve Smith
WR BAL (8)
2 months ago

Smith was added to the Ravens' injury report Thursday after being limited by a thigh issue.

EDGE Analysis

More on Smith's status no later than Friday, but at this stage, we'd be surprised if the wideout sat out Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Steve Smith
WR BAL (8)
2 months ago

Smith nabbed two of seven targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Smith snapped a three-game scoreless streak just before halftime, toasting his coverage for a 34-yard touchdown. The rest of the game wasn't quite as nice for Smith, who had yet to be held to under three catches in a game this season. The Ravens' pass offense has taken some strides in recent weeks, but Smith's numbers have actually gone down. Look for them to creep back up this week against the Steelers - a team that surrendered four catches to Smith earlier this season and one that ranks near the top of the league in rush defense, but in the bottom third in pass defense.

Steve Smith
WR BAL (8)
2 months ago

Smith caught four passes (on six targets) for 57 yards in Monday's loss to the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

Smith led Baltimore in receiving yards once again Monday, even though it marked his third straight game with under 60 yards through the air. The veteran also hasn't scored over that span, so he'll be eager to correct that with a big game against the Eagles this Sunday.

Steve Smith
WR BAL (8)
3 months ago

Smith secured six passes (10 targets) for 53 yards against the Dolphins on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Joe Flacco threw the ball 46 times Sunday, with 10 of those going in Smith's direction. Smith's 10 targets were his most since Week 4, though he's remained an effective playmaker throughout the season. The 37-year-old is second on the team in receiving touchdowns (three) and receiving yards (536), behind only speedster Mike Wallace in both categories. Smith will try to keep it going against the Patriots next Monday night.