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Smith (chest) did not practice Monday, ESPN.com reports.
Smith bruised his chest after landing hard on his back during Saturday's preseason game in Dallas. Following that spill, the cornerback was seen spitting blood on the field. Fortunately, X-rays on Smith's chest returned negative and his injury is not considered serious. Locked in as a starter, Smith is afforded the luxury of resting until he's back to full health. As such, it wouldn't be surprising if Smith missed Saturday's next exhibition outing to ensure he's in top shape as the regular season approaches.
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Smith's chest injury is not considered serious, the Ravens' official website reports.
That's good news for the Ravens, who were already thin at cornerback before accounting for injuries to top corner Lardarius Webb (back) and likely nickelback Asa Jackson (ankle). While the team has generally been optimistic about all the injuries, Webb has been dealing with his issue for nearly a month, and Jackson was seen in a walking boot Saturday night. Smith, who is locked in as a starter, seems to be in the least danger of the trio. Though he doesn't have the best ball skills and isn't a major presence defending the run, Smith figures to be an every-down player, and could thus be a useful IDP.
Jimmy Smith DB BAL 4 Days
Smith left Saturday's preseason game with a chest injury, and X-rays came back negative, The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reports.
After landing awkwardly while trying to break up a pass, Smith went to the locker room for X-rays. The Ravens are already thin at cornerback, as the team lacks proven depth behind Smith and Lardarius Webb (back), the latter of whom has yet to play this preseason. Smith's negative X-ray is an excellent sign for the Ravens, but the team is still in a precarious position at cornerback. In addition to Webb and Smith, projected No. 3 corner Asa Jackson missed Saturday's game with a foot injury.
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Ravens CB Jimmy Smith is not expected to face discipline from the NFL following his Saturday night arrest.
Smith reportedly refused to back away from a woman who was overdosing at a bar and was charged with a misdemeanor peace disturbance. It may not even count as an offense against the personal conduct policy. Smith will line up across from Lardarius Webb when the Ravens host the Bengals Week 1.
Jimmy Smith DB BAL 1 Month
Towson (MD) police allege Ravens CB Jimmy Smith was attending to a woman who had overdosed on cocaine before his Saturday night arrest.
Smith was "trying to help" the woman, who ODed at a Towson bar. He "disobeyed orders" when medics arrived. After numerous expletives, Smith "played the 'I'm Jimmy Smith. I play for the Ravens' card," and told police "You're only doing this so you can get on the news," according to Baltimore reporter Paul Gessler. Smith has only been charged with a misdemeanor peace disturbance.
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Ravens CB Jimmy Smith was arrested for disorderly conduct Saturday night.
Police responded to a call about an unconscious woman in a bathroom at a bar, and Smith was cited for failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer. Smith was reportedly trying to assist the woman but wouldn't move away from her after police repeatedly asked him to do so. Smith was released from custody at 11:15 PM Saturday night and faces a misdemeanor charge. He's the fifth Raven to be arrested since last season ended. Off-field issues led to Smith falling to the 27th pick in the 2011 draft. Smith will celebrate his 26th birthday later this month.
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Ravens exercised RCB Jimmy Smith's team option for 2015.
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Coach John Harbaugh confirmed the Ravens plan to exercise RCB Jimmy Smith's fifth-year option for 2015.
"We are hopeful that we can sign Jimmy long-term," Harbaugh said. "That will be our goal." A 2011 first-rounder, Smith is coming off his best season as a pro, and is still only 26 (in July). The Ravens have until May 3 to exercise Smith's option.
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The Ravens are expected to exercise RCB Jimmy Smith's club option for 2015.
The cost of the option is not yet clear, but the Ravens want to keep Smith long term after a breakout 2013 season. Smith set career highs in starts (16), tackles (58), pass breakups (15), interceptions (2), and forced fumbles (2). He's still ascending after a slow start to his career. Smith turns 26 in July.
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Jimmy Smith shadowed Calvin Johnson whenever he lined up outside on Monday night.
The Ravens typically just play sides with their corners, but they installed a new strategy to face Megatron. Smith, the No. 27 overall pick in 2011, played a very strong game. Johnson dropped two wide-open passes and finished with six catches for 98 yards, but Smith was step-for-step with him on a majority of the plays. It's a notch in the belt for a guy that had already graded out as a top-25 corner in Pro Football Focus' rankings coming into Week 15.