Smith (Achilles) said he intends to return for the 2016 season, The Baltimore Sun reports. Of course he does. Even if Smith hadn't suffered a torn Achilles amidst a lost season for his team, he might've considered un-announcing his retirement, unless the Ravens had won a Super Bowl. Not wanting to finish his career on such an obvious low note, the future Hall of Famer will take one last shot at winning his first ring. The real question is whether he'll actually be able to contribute, as a torn Achilles' is a tough injury for any player to recover from, often limiting the individual's effectiveness the following season. Given his position and age (he turns 37 in May), Smith faces a tougher path than most, even when accounting for his (in)famous determination.
Smith was placed on injured reserve Wednesday. With Smith now officially out for the rest of the season, the Ravens will depend on the likes of Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown to generate some offense from the wide receiver position. Newly signed free agent receiver Joseph Morgan will take Smith's spot on the roster and he'll have two weeks to get acclimated to Baltimore's offense with the team on a bye this week.
Per coach John Harbaugh, wide receiver Steve Smith will be out for the rest of the season after suffering an Achilles tear in Sunday's game against the Chargers. Brutal news for the Ravens and the veteran wideout, with the likes of Kamar Aiken, Chris Givens, Jeremy Ross, Marlon Brown -- and perhaps Breshad Perriman down the road -- candidates to see added work in the coming weeks as a result of Smith's injury.
Smith left Sunday's game against the Chargers with a foot injury. Smith, who was carried off the field by two members of the Ravens' training staff, was unable to put weight on his right leg, which suggests that the wideout could end up missing some time with his latest injury. Prior to his exit from the contest, Smith caught five pases for 82 yards.
Smith (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Smith was said to be somewhat hampered in practice on Friday, but he is going to play, and he should be busy as usual.
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