Ravens Hope Steve Smith Will Keep Playing

On New Year’s Day, Steve Smith announced that he is walking away from football. Days later, the Ravens aren’t so sure that they can’t get him to change his mind. Steve Smith (vertical)

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I haven’t given up hope that Steve Smith is going to come walking in here in September,” owner Steve Bisciotti said. “We’ll see about that character. I wouldn’t count him out.”

Smith, meanwhile, shrugged off Bisciotti’s comments.

Man, I’m retired,” Smith told Fox Sports 1. “I sent that paperwork to Roger Goodell January 2.

At 37, Smith was the NFL’s oldest receiver, but he was still quite productive. He hauled in 70 catches (third on the team), 799 yards receiving (second), and five touchdown catches (first). By the same token, Smith has been thinking about retirement for at least the last year and he is looking to spend more time with his family. Bisciotti & Co. will try, but it sounds like Smith will stick to his plan.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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  1. ThePriceWasRight

    first rip your quarterback when you had 0 running game this year and now ask your old WR to forego retirement and spending time with family to suit up.

    the ravens need a new owner.

      • ThePriceWasRight

        Flacco has nothing to work with on offense and the owner wants more from him. the owner is a dufus


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