Steve Smith surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in seven of his 13 campaigns with the Panthers.
Owings Mills, MD (SportsNetwork.com) -
After spending 13 years in one city, Steve Smith didn't take long to find a new home.
The five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver agreed to a three-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens Friday, one day after being released by the Carolina Panthers.
According to the Baltimore Sun, the deal is worth $11 million and contains a $3.5 million signing bonus.
The 34-year-old surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in seven of his 13 campaigns with the Panthers, most recently compiling 1,174 on 73 catches in 2012. Smith's production declined this past year, however, as he put up 745 yards and four touchdowns on 64 receptions over 15 regular-season games. His 11.6 yards per catch was his lowest average since 2007.
Dysfunctional Raiders exposed in Saffold drama
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
On the surface, the Oakland Raiders' signing of Rodger Saffold seemed like a ludicrous deal.
So much so that Christopher Bridges (that's hip-hop artist/actor "Ludacris" for those of you who don't know) could have sued the team for gimmick infringement.
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie shouldn't be held responsible for the sins of Al Davis...