Steve Smith Sr. Set To Retire After 2016 Season

Steve Smith Sr. announced today that next Sunday will most likely be his last game

Per ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley: Steve Smith is 89% sure he will play his last game against the Bengals next Sunday. The 37 year old has played 16 seasons in the NFL and will most likely call it quits after next week. According to Raven’s staff writer Garrett Downing, Smith was emotional in his press conference and talked about packing his career away in boxes.

A perfect fit for the Ravens

The wide receiver joined the Ravens in 2014 after being cut by his long-time team the Carolina Panthers. He has spent 3 seasons with the Ravens, catching for 2,500 yards and 14 touchdowns. Since being with the Ravens, Smith has not missed a beat. His grittiness and toughness fits right in with AFC North football. It would have been fun to watch him play in the Ravens-Steelers rivalry for a longer time.

After rupturing his Achilles last November, it was unsure if Smith was going to return for another season. The double rupture of the Achilles tendon can be a career-ending injury for many players, especially at such an old age. A month later, Smith announced that he would return for the 2016 season with the Ravens. There was no official timetable for his return, but he was able

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