By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. has announced that Sunday will be his last National Football League game. The Ravens end their season against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Prior to the season starting, Smith Sr. said this would be his last season. He even said last year would be it until he suffered a season-ending injury.
“It’s been a crazy, unbelievable opportunity,” he said. “I’m going to miss it. I’m going to mourn. It’s something that’s been part of my life for 16 years. There will be a transition. I love it here.”
Smith Sr. had planned to make the 2015 season his final campaign. However, an Achilles tendon injury on Nov. 1 against the San Diego Chargers caused him to change his mind.
This season, he has 67 receptions for 765 yards and five touchdowns. In addition, he passed 1,000 receptions in his career.
Smith Sr. is in the final year of the three-year, $10.5 million deal he signed with the Ravens as a free agent. He’s making $4.16 million this season.
In 36 games with the Ravens, he has a 192 receptions for 2,500 yards and 14 touchdowns.
During his 13 year career with the Carolina Panthers, he had 836 receptions in a 182 games, including a 161 starts. He had 12,197 yards and 67 touchdowns.
He’s seventh all-time with 14,697 receiving yards. He’s 237 yards shy from tying Tim Brown for sixth all-time, who has 14,934 yards.
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