The Ravens and Steve Smith agreed to a three-year contract, bringing the tough-nosed receiver to Baltimore.
Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) March 14, 2014
The deal is reportedly worth $11 million with a $3.5 million signing bonus.
Ravens have agreed on a 3yr deal with Steve Smith according to a league source. Deal includes $3.5M signing bonus— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 14, 2014
Ravens' deal with Steve Smith is worth $11 million, including $3.5 million signing bonus, according to sources— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 14, 2014
Smith apparently had visits lined up next week but decided against it. The Ravens did one heck of a sell job to bring Smith in and convince him he was someone the franchise needs this coming season.
This move addresses two pressing needs for a slot receiver and a veteran presence in the locker room. In a recent radio interview, Smith acknowledged he's no longer a No. 1 receiver. But he still has plenty left in the tank. He's also a physical receiver with speed, despite his 5-9 stature, and should be able to aid Joe Flacco and the passing game.