Steve Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Steve Smith leaning toward playing next year

    Larry Brown Sports "Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith suffered a season-ending Achilles injury Sunday, and he may not want that to be the last thing that happens in his incredible NFL career. Jason La Canfora of reports that Smith is leaning toward returning for another season in..." November 02

  • Steve Smith Sr. leaps up WR yardage list

    ESPN "Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. moved into the NFL's top 10 in career receiving yards, passing Cris Carter in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers. Smith, 36, moved into the top 10 on a 9-yard catch and has 13,907 receiving yards in his 15-year career. James..." November 01

  • Steve Smith out for season with torn Achilles "Sunday's plague of NFL injuries has struck Baltimore Ravens star wideout Steve Smith. Smith suffered a torn Achilles during the team's 29-26 win over the San Diego Chargers and is done for the season, coach John Harbaugh said after the game. The 36-year-old wide receiver immediately pointed..." November 01

  • Sources: Ravens tell teams Steve Smith not available in trade

    ESPN "The Baltimore Ravens have told inquiring teams that veteran wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. is not available in a trade, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Multiple teams have contacted the Ravens to ask about the 36-year-old Smith, sources told Schefter. The 15-year veteran..." November 01

  • Ravens' Steve Smith would give MNF refs 2-star review on Yelp

    Sporting News "Ravens receiver Steve Smith was one of many Baltimore players upset with the officiating during Monday night's game against the Cardinals. Coach John Harbaugh was visibly upset during the action when the refs called an illegal formation penalty on offensive lineman John Urschel, even though..." October 27

  • Ravens' Steve Smith Sr. says he'd quit if traded

    Baltimore Sun "If this indeed is Steve Smith Sr.’s last season, he will finish it with the Ravens. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Friday that there has been no discussion about moving the veteran receiver ahead of the Nov. 3 trade deadline. There had been mounting speculation that the Ravens, who are 1-5,..." October 24

  • Ravens say they won't part with soon-to-retire Steve Smith Sr.

    ESPN "The Baltimore Ravens are not considering trading wide receiver Steve Smith Sr., coach John Harbaugh said Friday. The Ravens (1-5) are off to the worst start in franchise history, which started speculation that Baltimore might want to get a draft pick from a contender for a player who is..." October 24

  • Steve Smith Sr. might still retire but not likely to be traded to contender

    Yahoo! Sports "Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. said Wednesday that he’s “still on schedule” to retire at season’s end, which has led some people to wonder if the 1-5 Ravens might opt to deal Smith to a contender. Don’t count on it. A source told Shutdown Corner that trading Smith is not at all..." October 22

  • If Steve Smith is still retiring, Ravens should trade him to a contender

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens, at 1-5 through six games, are as a practical matter done. Sure, they could in theory run the table and make it to the playoffs. However, it’s a long shot at best that it will happen. So with veteran receiver Steve Smith still intent on retiring after the season, the Ravens should..." October 22

  • Steve Smith Sr. still 'on schedule' for retirement after season

    Baltimore Sun "Wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. was asked for the second time in less than a week if his plans to retire after this season were intact, and maintained that his plans haven’t changed despite the Ravens’ downturn in circumstances this season. “I’m taking it one game at a time -- not really focusing..." October 22

  • Ravens expect Steve Smith Sr. to play; Justin Forsett to test ankle

    ESPN "The Baltimore Ravens expect receiver Steve Smith Sr., who practiced all week despite struggling with a back injury, to play in Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. In addition, the Ravens are hopeful that Justin Forsett can play against the..." October 18

  • Ravens 'very hopeful' Steve Smith will return Sunday vs. 49ers

    The Score "Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith has a chance to get back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. Head coach John Harbaugh was unsure about Smith's practice availability leading up to Week 6, but he was optimistic about the veteran's chances of suiting up for..." October 13

  • Steve Smith has four broken bones in his back

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a reason the Ravens traded for receiving depth, and there was a reason Steve Smith was so angry the other night. According to Chick Hernandez of CSN Mid Atlantic, the veteran wide receiver has four broken bones in his back, and the team is going to consider him day-to-day for the..." October 03

  • Steve Smith says Mike Mitchell on 'lifetime hit list;' blow delivered by Lawrence Timmons

    ESPN "Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. was angry after Thursday night's game, accusing Pittsburgh Steelers safety and former teammate Mike Mitchell of spearing him in his lower back and saying Mitchell is on his "lifetime hit list." However, a replay showed inside linebacker Lawrence..." October 02

  • Report: Justin Tuck, Steve Smith Sr. had to be separated

    Sportsnaut "Steve Smith Sr. doesn’t let anyone push him around, including Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck. The two veterans had to be separated by a Baltimore Ravens security guard after getting into a fight, according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. At that point, the game was knotted..." September 21

  • Ravens' Steve Smith to be among 3 oldest punt returners in NFL history

    ESPN "The Baltimore Ravens have named Steve Smith their primary punt returner, making him, at age 36, among the three oldest regulars at the position in NFL history. According to ESPN Stats & Information, there have been only two players 36 or older who have returned more than 16 punts in a season:..." September 18

  • Steve Smith challenges Browns fan blogger who calls him a ‘punk’

    Larry Brown Sports "Steve Smith turned 36 a few months ago, but don’t let his age fool you. The veteran wide receiver is still as passionate about talking trash as he was when he was 22. On Tuesday, a Cleveland Browns fan blogger who writes for the SB Nation site Dawgs By Nature decided to take a shot at Smith and..." August 19

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    Baltimore Ravens @Ravens

    Steve Smith has announced that this season will be his last. He will retire at the conclusion of the 2015 season.

  • Ravens WR Steve Smith retiring after 2015 season: 'I feel like it's time'

    CBS Sports "Start the engines on the Steve Smith Retirement Tour. The Ravens wide receiver announced on Monday 2015 will be his final season in the NFL. Smith told reporters (via Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun) he's walking away after "I feel like it's time," Smith said. "If it's the end, I feel like..." August 10

  • Steve Smith's different take on being a mentor to Ravens receivers

    ESPN "Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith was asked how it feels when so many of the younger teammates like undrafted rookie DeAndre Carter look up to him. "He was probably looking at the same height," Smith said of the 5-foot-6 Carter before breaking into a smile. Joking aside, Smith is..." June 15

  • Unlike Jerry Rice, Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith has no plans to play into his 40s

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens veteran wide receiver Steve Smith displayed his traditionally feisty personality and his sense of humor Thursday when the subject of his age and longevity was raised. The five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver celebrated his 36th birthday this month as he heads into his second season with the..." May 29

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Steve Smith said he never really contemplated retirement after last season

  • Steve Smith reportedly tried to fight Jermaine Wiggins after playoff game

    Sporting News "Steve Smith is well known for his fiery attitude. He's been in fights with his own teammates at practice; he's been in fights on the field, and now he reportedly tried to get in a fight off the field with a now-retired former teammate. Marc Bertrand of the Felger and Massarotti radio show..." January 13

  • Steve Smith thanks Panthers for vacation money "Steve Smith is going to vacation in style this week, and the Panthers are paying for it. On The Jim Rome Show this week, Smith was asked a few questions about his exit from Carolina, a topic he's been very expansive on in the past. Recently, though, it seems Smith has been looking to..." November 12

  • Steve Smith retired from Twitter to set better example for his children

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith quit Twitter last week, and he explained why with the honesty that probably made such a departure from the social media necessary. “I’ll kill you on Twitter, so I had to stop,” Smith said. “Somebody would say something inappropriate to me, and I wasn’t being a..." October 17

  • Steve Smith rips Dave Gettleman, Ron Rivera: 'I was stabbed in the back'

    CBS Sports "Steve Smith spilled blood and guts everywhere against the Panthers on Sunday afternoon, carving up his old team en route to putting him on pace for the best season of his career. The new Ravens No. 1 wideout held back from going after the Panthers at the podium after the game but he didn't hold..." October 01

  • Ravens WR Steve Smith: Jake Delhomme is best QB I've played with

    CBS Sports "When the Ravens host the Panthers on Sunday, there will be two quarterbacks in the game who have thrown passes to Steve Smith: Joe Flacco and Cam Newton. However, neither one of those guys is the best quarterback Smith has ever played with, that honor goes to Jake Delhomme. Why..." September 24

  • Steve Smith had planned to retire with Panthers after 2014 season

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers receiver Steve Smith had planned the end to his career. Until the Panthers had other plans. Smith, now with the Ravens after being cut in Carolina, recently explained that he had planned to play one more year with the Panthers before retiring. “The only people who knew were my..." June 06

  • Ron Rivera questions Steve Smith's speed, ability to stay healthy

    Charlotte Observer "A day after Baltimore coach John Harbaugh expressed confidence that new Ravens receiver Steve Smith can still get open deep, Smith's former coach didn't sound so sure. "He doesn't have the top-end speed like he used to, but he still has good speed," Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday at..." March 26

  • Steve Smith surprises 7-year-old fan

    ESPN "Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith on Thursday replaced the "ugly face cry'' of a 7-year-old fan with a smile. Smith, who signed with the Baltimore Ravens 24 hours after being released by Carolina a week ago, surprised Gavin Simone on ABC's "Good Morning America" with a hug and..." March 20

  • Steve Smith: 'I'm not Anquan Boldin'

    Baltimore Sun "Now that wide receiver Steve Smith has arrived in Baltimore via his three-year, $11 million contract, he fills the void of physicality and toughness created a year ago when the Ravens traded Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers following a contract dispute. Both Smith and Boldin excel at..." March 17

  • Ravens sign WR Steve Smith to a three-year contract

    Yahoo! Sports "The Baltimore Ravens have signed free-agent WR Steve Smith to a three-year contract, Shutdown Corner has learned. Smith was cut by the Carolina Panthers on Thursday and was contacted by five teams, but his first visit was to the Ravens — and they never let him get away. GM Ozzie Newsome was..." March 15

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Baltimore has emerged as the favorite to land former Panthers WR Steve Smith, per sources.

  • Report: Steve Smith release coming later today

    Pro Football Talk "Much like the Buccaneers in their futile attempt to move Darrelle Revis and his contract, the Panthers have been dragging their heels on Steve Smith, praying someone would trade for him. They’ve apparently realized that’s not happening. According to Bill Voth of SportsXchange, the Panthers..." March 13

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Here we go: Former Panthers WR Steve Smith is scheduled to fly tonight to Baltimore to spend Friday meeting with Ravens, per source.

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    People close to Smith have said the thought of him playing in the NFC South and getting two cracks at Panthers is very enticing.

  • Steve Smith seen as distraction by Panthers "Steve Smith and his agent know that his time is up in Carolina. We're starting to learn more about why the Panthers are letting him go. From The Charlotte Observer's Joseph Person: "Sources say (general manager Dave) Gettleman views Smith as a distraction and is ready to turn the locker room..." March 12

  • Steve Smith "is not going to play for the Panthers next year"

    Cat Scratch Reader "Now it's a matter of time before the veteran receiver is released. Steve Smith could be playing football in 2014, it just wont be for the Carolina Panthers. The 34-year-old receiver is waiting for the team to make an announcement on his future, but his agent isn't holding back. Derrick Fox..." March 12

  • Ravens, Steve Smith could be a strong fit

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens are expected to emerge as a strong potential landing spot for Carolina Panthers veteran wide receiver Steve Smith should he be released today, according to league sources. Smith is expected to be cut, barring an unexpected trade developing in the next few hours for the five-time Pro..." March 11

  • Panthers trying to drum up a trade for Steve Smith

    Pro Football Talk "Usually one of the last things a team does before cutting a guy they plan to cut anyway is give everyone one last chance. That appears to be the case with the Panthers, as Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network says they’re attempting to trade the veteran wide receiver. With a $7 million cap hit, that..." March 11

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    I'm told Steve Smith met with Panthers GM Dave Gettleman today. More of a clear-the-air meeting than anything.

  • Panthers WR Smith hints he's not ready to retire

    Fox Sports Carolinas "Steve Smith might be the greatest playmaker in Carolina Panthers history -- by a long shot -- but that might not matter this spring, as the club attempts to improve its salary-cap outlook for the 2014 season. Which brings us to this: While promoting his charitable foundation to eradicate..." March 01

  • Steve Smith discouraged by Panthers comments "Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman raised eyebrows at the NFL Scouting Combine last week when he chose not to commit to veteran wide receiver Steve Smith. "Steve's had a great career," Gettleman said, "and the bottom line is, it's part of the evaluation process." Now Smith has..." February 26

  • Steve Smith, wife expecting a boy

    Charlotte Observer "The next Steve Smith isn’t Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks—it’s Steve Smith Jr. The longest-tenured Panther announced on his Instagram that he and his wife, Angie, are expecting a boy. "It's official. This year the name on the back of my jersey will read. .. Smith Sr.," Smith..." February 09

  • Steve Smith rips reporter after Carolina Panthers' loss "The Carolina Panthers' exit from the playoffs means we unfortunately will be without Steve Smith for the next several months. After suffering a painful 23-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, No. 89 was asked if he would be rooting for the Seattle Seahawks in next week's NFC Championship Game,..." January 13

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Injury updates: #Panthers WR Steve Smith is telling people he’s “positive” he’s playing. And #Chargers expect RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) to go

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    Jonathan Jones @jjones9

    Steve Smith: "Damn right I'm playing wouldn't miss this for the world"

  • Steve Smith's knee remains a question mark

    Charlotte Observer "Panthers receiver Steve Smith on Friday again was giving random "percentages" about the strength of his sprained left knee and the odds that he'll play Sunday against San Francisco. But the bottom line is this: The questions about Smith's effectiveness won't be answered until Sunday when he..." January 10

  • Panthers WR Steve Smith says sprained knee is ‘71 percent’ healed

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith isn’t a doctor, but he seems to be enjoying playing one with his updates on his sprained knee. Smith practiced Wednesday for the first time since injuring his left knee two weeks ago, but it’s still unclear how effective Smith will be Sunday in an NFC..." January 09

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    Jonathan Jones @jjones9

    Steve Smith said he went from 71 percent yesterday to 57 percent today. Without a grading curve he said he had a setback