At the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, Fla., Steve Bisciotti made it clear that this would be on the franchise's to-do list in the near future. Speaking on a conference call about his upcoming charity basketball game, Smith said he would be happy to receive a contract extension from the franchise that drafted him.
"Everybody knows I want to be in Baltimore for the long haul," Smith said, via The Baltimore Sun. "Even when my playing days are long gone, I'll still be here. It's something I'm looking forward to. I'm pretty sure and hopeful that it will be able to happen one day. It's a business. I'm not losing any sleep wondering what's going to happen contractually."
Smith's earned the deal to this point. In three years with the Ravens, Smith has caught 164 passes for 2,824 yards and 19 touchdowns. He put up a career-best 1,128 a season ago.
It's only a matter of time before Smith gets the extension he's looking for. A productive player the Ravens drafted, there's no way the organization lets Smith leave their sights.