Former Raven Impressed By Rookie Cornerback

If there were less letters in his name, I would have had the headline to this story read:Former Baltimore Ravens WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh Impressed With Rookie Cornerback Jimmy Smith. However, due to size constraints, it is what it is. Either way, according to the Carroll County Times, the former Ravens wide-out has been working out with the future Ravens cornerback in Southern California and likes what he sees.

Smith, who has great size to go with his speed in the secondary, has been working hard and asking a lot of questions of T.J., as noted in the article by Aaron Wilson. Houshmandzadeh basically told the rookie he should drop to his knees and thank the almighty for putting him on such a great team, even though he only played here one year himself.

Houshmandzadeh is aware and disappointed that he is unlikely to be re-signed by the Ravens, as they drafted two wide receivers in April's 2011 NFL Draft and brought in James Hardy from the Buffalo Bills to fill up what appears to be their receiving corp for 2011. Along with no more T.J., it is obvious that Donte Stallworth will not be returning to the team as well. Stallworth has worked out with another college player who has been rumored to be on the Ravens watch list, Former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor.

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