Smith was most recently in San Francisco, where poor quarterback play limited him to 110 receptions for 930 yards over his two-year stint with the 49ers. He will now join a more promising situation in Philadelphia with Carson Wentz directing the offense. The Eagles lacked a true deep threat in 2016, but got exactly that in Smith. The veteran wideout has recorded a touchdown of at least 50 yards in each of his six NFL seasons, and should open things up down the field for Wentz and a Philadelphia offense that was 24th in the league in passing yards per game last year.
The Ravens are interested in reuniting with Smith, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
Smith was released following a pair of disappointing seasons in San Francisco, with his value seemingly at a low point even though he's only 28 years old. This could make him an ideal candidate for a cap-strapped Ravens team that originally selected Smith in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. The speedy wideout had 767 or more receiving yards in each of his four seasons in Baltimore, providing big-armed Joe Flacco with a downfield threat. If Smith signs with the Ravens, his presence could make fellow speedster Mike Wallace expendable.
Smith's anticipated split from the 49ers is hardly surprising, as he was reported to have been placed on the trading block during this past season. After signing a five-year, $40 million deal with San Francisco back in 2015, Smith has gone on to catch just 53 passes for 930 yards and seven touchdowns in 28 games since. If the 28-year-old is indeed released in the near future, he would figure to receive decent interest on the open market as a veteran wideout who proved plenty productive during his first four seasons, when the quarterback play he received with the Ravens far surpassed anything he got with the 49ers.
Smith (concussion) has been cleared for activity and will be ready to go for the start of offseason workouts, ESPN reports.
Smith ended the 2016 campaign on injured reserve due to a concussion and finished yet another disappointing season in San Francisco with 20 receptions for 267 yards and three touchdowns across 12 games played. Now free of concussion symptoms, he'll certainly benefit from having a full offseason unhampered by injury concerns, especially with a new head coach in town that will install a new offensive system.
Smith (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Friday.
Smith ends his season with just 20 catches for 267 yards and three touchdowns. With him out for San Francisco's final two contests, Jeremy Kerley will move to the top of the team's depth chart at wide receiver.
|P1||8/10/17||@ GB||8:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ NYJ||7:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|6||10/12/17||@ CAR||8:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/19/17||@ DAL||8:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||12||33||663||20.1||76||4||8||5||23|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||12||12||20||267||13.4||53||3||4||1||14|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||12||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||12||12||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||12||1||13||13.0||13||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||12||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||12||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|