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Despite slow start, Ravens should give Torrey Smith a new deal
Despite slow start, Ravens should give Torrey Smith a new deal

The offseason negotiations between the Ravens and receiver Torrey Smith will be intriguing. Smith is a free agent at the end of this season and probably could demand a lucrative, long-term contract if he produced big numbers. But Smith has just 18 catches for 308 yards and four touchdowns so far this year. Those numbers don't give him much leverage at the bargaining table. His role is increasing every week, but his final statistics shouldn't impact negotiations. In reality, Smith is a good No. 2 receiver, certainly not in the class with top receivers Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys or Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions. Smith needs to improve his route running, and...

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