Jimmy Smith DB BAL 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 5 Months

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 6 Months

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.

Jimmy Smith DB BAL 6 Months

Smith (chest) returned to practice on a limited basis Saturday, The Baltimore Sun reports.

The same goes for fellow starting cornerback Lardarius Webb (back), who seems to be in more danger than Smith when it comes to potentially missing Week 1. Projected No. 3 corner Asa Jackson (ankle) also returned from an injury to practice Saturday, as the Ravens are quite banged up at a position where they lack depth. Should any of the aforementioned three corners miss Week 1, Chykie Brown, Dominique Franks and/or Derek Cox could be asked to step into bigger roles. There isn't much IDP appeal here, but Smith and Webb could both be worth a look if they're healthy to start the season.

Jimmy Smith DB BAL 7 Months

Smith (chest) will not play in Saturday's preseason game versus the Redskins, the Baltimore Post reports.

Smith bruised his chest during last weekend's exhibition outing and will sit out Saturday's game, as the Ravens look to preserve their starting cornerback for the regular season. With Lardarius Webb (back) and Asa Jackson (ankle) also banged-up, Baltimore has no reason to risk further damage by playing Smith in a relatively meaningless game.