Report: Ravens exercise fifth-year option on Jimmy Smith

Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

Jimmy Smith will have at least one more season in Baltimore after this one.

The Ravens have stated their desire to extend cornerback Jimmy Smith's contract sooner rather than later.

It looks like they'll have more time to do so. According to The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson, the Ravens have exercised a fifth-year option to his rookie deal, which will give him just under $7 million in 2015.



Smith is someone the Ravens want for the long term. In his third season in 2013, Smith had 58 tackles and two interceptions. He became the team's No. 2 corner opposite of Lardarius Webb and steadily improved as the year went on.

Smith is starting to live up to the first-round billing he received in 2011 when the Ravens selected him. The Ravens are going to do everything they can to ensure he stays in Baltimore.


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