Ravens re-sign Smith to a one-year deal
The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms to a one-year deal with cornerback Jimmy Smith, the Ravens announced today. Smith will become the longest term Raven on the roster after the retirement of Marshal Yanda. Smith’s deal is for $6 million for the one year, which is a good price.
The Ravens originally drafted Jimmy Smith in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft. Smith has had several injuries that have limited his playing time. Smith has not played a full 16 game season since 2015, which lowered his value.
When Smith is healthy he is still a tough physical cornerback that can cover big wide receivers and tight ends.
The Ravens secondary is stronger with Smith on the team. The Ravens released Brandon Carr earlier this off season to save salary cap space. The Ravens top three cornerbacks now include Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters and Jimmy Smith.
If Smith can stay healthy this will be a good move for the Ravens.
We have agreed to terms on a one year deal with CB Jimmy Smith❗️❗️ pic.twitter.com/hhaNc61Ybi
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) March 23, 2020