clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Report: Torrey Smith not expected back with Ravens, 49ers expressing interest

New, comments

It's not looking like Torrey Smith will be back with the Ravens in 2015.

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Unless a deal is reached quick, Torrey Smith's days in Baltimore may soon be done.

According to The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson, the Ravens aren't expected to retain Smith. On top of that, the 49ers are the leading candidate for Smith's services.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sources indicate strong mutual interest between Torrey Smith and 49ers; nothing finalized one source called them frontrunner among suitors</p>&mdash; Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RavensInsider/status/574629645724880896">March 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Smith's price might be a little too much for Baltimore to pay. On top of that, this year's receiving class is fairly deep, with the potential for the Ravens to replace Smith with someone like Ohio State's Devin Smith or Auburn's Sammie Coates. On top of that, Smith's departure would open the Ravens up to a fairly nice compensatory pick, potentially in the fourth- or fifth-round range.

Smith has been great for the Ravens, catching 213passes for 3,591 yards and 30 touchdowns. It will be weird seeing him in a different uniform with the kind of production he had throughout his rookie deal, though that's the nature of the business sometimes.