Baltimore Ravens Sign Journeyman, Smith
The Baltimore Ravens and defensive end Chris Smith agreed to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Drafted in the fifth round out of Arkansas by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014. The Ravens will be the sixth team the 29-year old Smith has been on in his six year NFL career.
Smith spent last season with the Las Vegas Raiders and has spent time with the Bengals, Browns, and Panthers.
Smith has played in 68 career games while starting just two games, which came as a member of the Cleveland Browns in 2018. Smith’s most successful season to date however came in 2017 for the Cincinnati Bengals. In 16 games Smith recorded 26 total tackles, three sacks, and one forced fumble to go along with two pass deflections.
In his career Smith has a total of 9.5 career sacks and has only recorded more then 20 total tackles in a season twice.
As the Ravens search for players that can reach the quarterback, Smith’s signing seemingly adds depth to a thin Ravens defensive line, but look for the Ravens to add even more depth along the defensive line as training camp goes along.