An MRI revealed Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith has four broken bones in his back, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Smith is currently being considered day to day with the injury, as it may be an ailment the veteran wideout can play through, depending on his level of pain tolerance.
Smith is undoubtedly one of the toughest players in the NFL, but at 36 years old he may find it difficult to suit up while dealing with such a highly painful injury. Kamar Aiken , Marlon Brown , and new addition Chris Givens are in line to receive additional targets if Smith is forced to miss any time.
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Michael Campanaro hits injured reserve with back injury Campanaro (back) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
Campanaro's initial prognosis was that he was week to week with a herniated disc, so the Ravens either opted for surgery or wanted to conceal yet another blow to an already shallow group of receivers while they negotiated a trade for Chris Givens .
With Campanaro out, Steve Smith still nursing a back injury, and first-round draft pick Breshad Perriman (knee) requiring surgery, it looks like Givens, Kamar Aiken , and Marlon Brown will receive the majority of Joe Flacco 's receiver targets in the near future.
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Kamar Aiken caught five of seven targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 23-20 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers .
Aiken hauled in a 15-yard touchdown on a perfect toss from Joe Flacco during the third quarter, later adding crucial receptions on the game-tying and game-winning drives. Aiken caught five passes for 75+ yards for the second time this season, but he had just one reception and four targets in the other two games combined.
Though he doesn't offer much of a ceiling, Aiken may temporarily be his team's top option in the passing game, if Steve Smith (back) misses any time.
Despite starting and playing most of the offensive snaps, Aiken didn't get a single look on Joe Flacco's 49 pass attempts. Aiken and Marlon Brown are essentially co-No. 2 wide receivers, and neither has done much through the first three weeks of the season. If Breshad Perriman (knee) ever gets healthy, he may step right into a starting role.
Aiken's offer was for $585,000 while Jacobs' was $510,000.
Aiken played in 16 games for Ravens last season, catching 24 passes for 267 yards. Jacobs played in three games in 2014, finishing his rookie campaign on injured reserve (thigh).
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