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Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (concussion) has been cleared to practice, as expected.
Smith has been medically cleared following his Thanksgiving night helmet-to-helmet collision with Le'Veon Bell. PFF's No. 28 corner will be in line for his normal every-down role as the Ravens host the Vikings Sunday.
Jimmy Smith DB BAL 10 Days
Jimmy Smith (concussion) is expected to play in Sunday's Week 14 game against the Vikings.
Smith and Le'Veon Bell both sustained concussions when their heads collided at the goal-line late in the Thanksgiving night game. Smith apparently emerged in better shape. "Everything looks really, really good for Jimmy. He should be fine," Harbaugh said. "You never know with that, but it looks like he'll be able to practice Wednesday. So we feel good about that." Smith has graded out as ProFootballFocus' No. 28 corner on the season while playing virtually every snap.
Jimmy Smith DB BAL 3 Months
The Ravens' official depth chart lists Jimmy Smith as the starting right cornerback over Corey Graham.
Graham officially started in Week 1, but the Ravens played three corners for the majority of their blowout loss to the Broncos. Graham was benched for Smith on Sunday, but still saw 38 snaps as the Ravens' nickel corner. A 2011 first-round pick, Smith has made only seven career starts thanks in part to injuries.
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According to BaltimoreRavens.com, third-year CB Jimmy Smith has "become more of a professional" this offseason.
The No. 27 pick of the 2011 draft, Smith was banged up the majority of his first two NFL campaigns, but came on during the Ravens' Super Bowl run. He's also lost 10 pounds this offseason, prompting DBs coach Teryl Austin to say he looks like a "different guy." Smith is competing for No. 2 duties with Corey Graham opposite Lardarius Webb, but all three players are expected to play a healthy dose of snaps.
Jimmy Smith DB BAL 6 Months
The Ravens have seen "a lot of growth" from CB Jimmy Smith.
"He seems like a different guy right now," said secondary coach Teryl Austin. Smith took up an intense boxing regimen this offseason, losing ten pounds in the process. With Lardarius Webb working his way back from a torn ACL, both Smith and Corey Graham are lining up with the starters. While who gets the job is still up in the air, both Smith and Graham figure to have pivotal roles in the Ravens' revamped defense.
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Ravens CB Jimmy Smith is down to 200 pounds after previously playing at 210.
Smith has incorporated an intense boxing regiment into his offseason training as he prepares to earn a starting spot opposite Lardarius Webb. He's also 100 percent healthy after dealing with nagging injuries throughout last season, including a sports hernia. The Ravens are counting on their former first-round pick to play up to expectations entering his third season.
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The Baltimore Sun says if all goes to plan, Jimmy Smith will start at right corner opposite LCB Lardarius Webb this season.
Smith and veteran Corey Graham will likely compete for the job, but Baltimore would like to see Smith finally step up and be a key contributor on defense with Cary Williams now out of town. Ideally, Graham would cover the slot. Smith, the No. 27 overall pick in 2011, has started just five games in his two-year career.
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Coach John Harbaugh said he still believes CB Jimmy Smith is "really special."
Smith's first two NFL seasons have been a very rocky ride, but he stepped up in the Super Bowl with two big plays on the 49ers' final drive. "He finally got healthy at the end of the year there," Harbaugh said. "He was at his best in the last couple weeks. Jimmy is going to be, like we said all along, a great player in this league. I love him." Perhaps Smith will push Graham for the No. 2 job opposite Lardarius Webb this offseason.