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Ravens news, notes and opinions on Jimmy Smith, the 2015 NFL schedule and Greg Jennings
Ravens news, notes and opinions on Jimmy Smith, the 2015 NFL schedule and Greg Jennings

The four-year, $48 million contract extension the Ravens gave Jimmy Smith on Tuesday certainly comes with major risk. Smith, 26, has missed 17 regular season games over the past four seasons, which amounts to 26.5 percent of the Ravens’ games. That’s significant. Smith will also have to prove that he can find his previous form after he suffered a foot injury in late October that ultimately required surgery and ended his season. It was only natural after the deal to think back to the last time the Ravens signed a player coming off a major injury to a contract extension. Tight end Dennis Pitta signed a four-year, $32.5 million deal in February 2014 after playing in...

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