Ravens WR Steve Smith To Retire After 2015 Season

Discussion in 'Baltimore Ravens' started by BigBlueBruiser, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. BigBlueBruiser

    BigBlueBruiser Starter

    Baltimore Ravens receiver Steve Smith Sr. announced Monday that he'll retire after the 2015 season -- his 15th in the NFL.

    "I feel like it's time, Smith said Monday. "All the chips are on the table. Let's see what the dealer gives me."

    Smith, who ranks 18th all-time with 915 receptions, said he doesn't want to hold on even though he feels he could play two to three more years.

    The 36-year-old Smith led the Ravens in receptions (79) and receiving yards (1,065) during his first season with the team in 2014. Coach John Harbaugh, however, has talked with Smith about reducing his role this season to keep him fresher as his numbers declined during the second half of 2014.

    "He's going out on his terms," Harbaugh said Monday. "He's going out on the top of his game."

    Only three players (Jerry Rice, Jimmy Smith and Joey Galloway) have topped 1,000 yards receiving in a season at 36 or older, and Steve Smith would become the first to accomplish this since 2007, according to ESPN Stats & Information, if he can do so this season.

    Link: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/13410593/baltimore-ravens-wr-steve-smith-retire-2015-season
  2. Kurt

    Kurt That Server Guy Staff Member Fantasy Guru

    Gonna miss watching this dude play. If Brandon Cooks can become as good as Smith... man that would be awesome for the Saints.