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Jimmy Smith knew the Ravens would thrive without him, but his return is 'a good problem to have'

Jimmy Smith knew the Ravens would thrive without him, but his return is 'a good problem to have'

When Jimmy Smith last spoke to reporters, the Ravens were still five days from their preseason finale, still one week from setting their 53-man roster, and their top cornerback was standing near a corner in the Miami Dolphins’ visiting locker room, confident that his prolonged absence would not matter much, even in the face of evidence to the contrary.

“I have the ultimate confidence in the defense,” he said after the Ravens’ Aug. 25 win over the Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla., four days after he was

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