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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ravens CB Jimmy Smith left Sunday's loss at Cleveland with a groin injury and did not return.

It's a concern because Smith underwent sports hernia surgery last year. He was replaced in nickel packages by Chykie Brown.

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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.

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According to the Baltimore Sun, Ravens CB Jimmy Smith has looked "leaner and quicker" this offseason.