With several new faces in the mix at cornerback this week for the Ravens, free agent Shareece Wright came to Baltimore because of one he’s quite familiar with.
Wright grew up playing with cornerback Jimmy Smith at Colton (Calif.) High, works out with Smith in the offseason, and signed with the Ravens late Monday after his release last week from the San Francisco 49ers at Smith’s urging.
“I’m 100 percent sure he came here because of me,” Smith said.
“They told me they were trying to pick him up, and to give him a call, because he was leaning towards going to the [Seattle] Seahawks. … I called and was like, ‘How rare is this that you get to play ball, starting corner...