Torrey Smith WR SF 6 months ago5 Comments

Smith has reached agreement on a five-year contract with the 49ers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

San Francisco will reunite the Anquan Boldin-Torrey Smith wideout pairing that helped Baltimore beat them in the Super Bowl a few years back. While neither receiver is a true No. 1, Boldin and Smith do offer contrasting skill sets that make them a nice fit together. From a fantasy perspective, it's probably best to see Smith move on, as the Baltimore offense has never been a source of big numbers for wide receivers. However, the situation in San Francisco isn't much different from that in Baltimore, with Smith joining a team that's committed to a balanced offense while riding a non-superstar franchise quarterback. There's certainly room for improvement on Smith's 2014 receiving line that was held back by an unusual number of pass-interference penalties drawn, but the 26-year-old wideout doesn't figure to see a big jump in targets.

Torrey Smith WR SF 6 months ago3 Comments

Smith, who said Sunday that he will not rejoin the Ravens, is expected to sign with the 49ers when free agency begins, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.

Smith's departure leaves a big hole in the Baltimore receiving corps, with Steve Smith the only healthy and proven commodity under contract for 2015. The 49ers apparently intend to reunite Smith and Anquan Boldin, making it much less likely that Michael Crabtree and Steve Johnson will be back with the team. Crabtree is set to become an unrestricted free agent, while Johnson is seemingly in danger of being released. We'll still have to see how the rest of the offseason shakes out, but a move to San Francisco would probably be a horizontal one for Smith's production, with his role of deep threat in a balanced offense unlikely to change.

Torrey Smith WR SF 8 months ago

Smith had three catches for a team-high 62 yards in Saturday's 35-31 playoff loss to the Patriots.

Joe Flacco threw four touchdowns, but none went to Smith, whose six targets were surpassed by Owen Daniels (11) and Marlon Brown (eight). Smith also committed two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, letting his emotions get the better of him. He is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Torrey Smith WR SF 8 months ago

Smith returned to Saturday's playoff game against the Patriots.

It appears as though Smith was taken to the locker room for precautionary purposes. He will look to build on the one catch for 22 yards he posted in the Ravens' opening scoring drive.

Torrey Smith WR SF 8 months ago

Smith headed to the locker room for a "general evaluation" early in the first quarter of Saturday's playoff game against the Patriots.

Smith was shaken up after making a catch over the middle of the field, only to be immediately hit hard by Patriots' safety Devin McCourty. Smith reportedly is not being evaluated for a concussion, but is officially questionable to return to Saturday's game.

Torrey Smith WR SF 8 months ago

Smith caught two passes for 28 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's playoff victory over the Steelers.

Smith caught just two of the six balls thrown his way, but he made the most of his opportunities by finding the end zone and adding a 17-yard gain. While the yardage numbers have not been there for Smith this season, he has been good for nearly a score per week with 12 receiving touchdown in 14 games -- including Saturday's -- beginning in Week 4.

Torrey Smith WR SF 8 months ago

Smith caught 4-of-7 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-10 win over the Browns.

Smith was quiet until midway through the fourth quarter, when he caught passes of 53 and 16 yards on consecutive plays to turn a 10-6 deficit into a 13-10 lead. In finishing the year with a 49-767-11 receiving line on 93 targets, he essentially cemented his pre-existing reputation as a big-play specialist without the chops to be more than a No. 2 receiver. With his contract set to expire at the end of the season, Smith will be an interesting player to keep an eye on. There's an argument to be made that the Ravens have underused him, and what he's lacked in consistent production he's largely made up for with big plays in timely situations. Before anything else happens, Smith will have a shot to improve his impending payday in a favorable first-round matchup with the shaky Pittsburgh secondary.

Torrey Smith WR SF 8 months ago

Smith caught 5-of-12 targets for 59 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 25-13 loss to the Texans.

The Ravens got awful play from both their quarterback and offensive line, so Smith was the closest thing to a bright spot, even though he managed fewer than five yards per target. While yet to top six receptions or 98 yards in a game this season, Smith has a career-high 10 touchdowns, and he's also drawn a ton of pass interference penalties. He'll face a talented but injury-riddled Cleveland secondary in Week 17.

Torrey Smith WR SF 8 months ago

Smith (knee) is not listed on Wednesday's practice participation/injury report, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Smith played 51 snaps this past Sunday against the Jaguars (catching two passes for 16 yards), with his absence from the Ravens' injury report Wednesday suggesting that the wideout is moving past the knee sprain that had been slowing him of late.

Torrey Smith WR SF 8 months ago

Smith (knee) caught two passes on three targets for 18 yards in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.

Smith, who has been dealing with a knee issue, drew a starting assignment Sunday, and with no reported setbacks in the contest, he should be a go this coming weekend against the Texans. We'll monitor the wideout's practice participation in the coming days in any case, in order to confirm that outcome.