Daryl Smith LB BAL 4 Days

Playing every defensive snap for a second straight week, Smith recorded eight tackles (five solo), two pass defenses and a forced fumble in Thursday's 26-6 win over the Steelers.

Smith provided what was perhaps the most important play of the night, forcing a red-zone fumble to end Pittsburgh's eight-minute, game-opening drive. The Ravens proceeded to march 85 yards for a touchdown, and then played solid defense for the rest of the night. Through two weeks, the Ravens have used two inside linebackers on every play, with rookie first-rounder C.J. Mosley lining up alongside Smith.

Daryl Smith LB BAL 7 Days

Smith played every defensive snap in Sunday's loss to the Bengals, finishing with nine tackles (four solo)

Smith and C.J. Mosley both played every snap, as the Ravens were able to keep two inside linebackers on the field all game against a Bengals team with limited wide receiver depth. One of the two may need to occasionally come off when the Ravens face four-wide sets, but it looks like the team will have two viable IDP producers at inside linebacker.

Daryl Smith LB BAL 1 Month

Smith (groin) returned to practice Monday, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Daryl Smith LB BAL 6 Months

Ravens re-signed ILB Daryl Smith to a four-year, $16.1 million contract.

After operating on a cheap, one-year deal last season, Smith gets the money he was seeking last spring. Turning 32 today, Smith led the Ravens with 123 tackles in 2013 and became the defensive leader as the on-field play-caller. Smith struggles against the run but is an elite cover linebacker and can rush the passer some. He'll continue to help youngsters Arthur Brown and Josh Bynes.

Daryl Smith LB BAL 6 Months

Sources tell the Baltimore Sun that the Ravens and ILB Daryl Smith still have a "disconnect" on contract numbers.

Smith led the Ravens in tackles with 123 last season, playing all but two defensive snaps. GM Ozzie Newsome needs him back. Smith is likely hunting for more money than originally expected after watching 32-year-old Karlos Dansby squeeze four years and $24 million out of the Browns.

Daryl Smith LB BAL 7 Months

The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson says the Ravens consider free agent ILB Daryl Smith a "priority to retain."

Wilson added a deal was not imminent. The report comes as a surprise as all news out of Baltimore suggested Smith would be allowed to test the market. Baltimore still may allow that to happen, but it appears they are keen to re-sign the 31-year-old. Smith led the Ravens with 123 tackles last season and played all but two defensive snaps. He is our No. 4 free agent inside linebacker.

Daryl Smith LB BAL 7 Months

CSN Baltimore considers the Broncos and Titans potential suitors for free agent ILB Daryl Smith.

Smith led the Ravens with 123 tackles last season, adding five sacks and three interceptions while starting all 16 games. He's expressed interest in re-signing with Baltimore, but is expected to test the open market. Smith is likely to command a multi-year deal after playing on a one-year, $1.13 million contract in 2013.

Daryl Smith LB BAL 9 Months

Impending free agent ILB Daryl Smith wants to re-sign with the Ravens and believes the team wants him to return.

Smith, 31, didn't sign with Baltimore until June after seeing a very quiet market while coming off an injury-plagued season in Jacksonville. He ended up starting all 16 games for the Ravens, missing just two defensive snaps. Smith set new career-highs in tackles (123), sacks (5), interceptions (3), and pass breakups (19) and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 19 inside 'backer.

Daryl Smith LB BAL Aug 10 '13

Ravens coach John Harbaugh says ILB Daryl Smith is already becoming "a quarterback of the defense."

Signed to a cheap, one-year deal in June, Smith has already taken control of a starting job and is calling Baltimore's defensive plays. The Ravens feel Smith will prove "one of the best bargains of the offseason" if he stays healthy. Smith -- not rookie Arthur Brown -- is being asked to fill Ray Lewis' shoes.

Daryl Smith LB BAL Jun 05 '13

Ravens agreed to terms with LB Daryl Smith, formerly of the Jaguars.