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Ravens strike four-year, $48 million extension with cornerback Jimmy Smith
Ravens strike four-year, $48 million extension with cornerback Jimmy Smith

The Ravens have struck a four-year, $48 million contract extension with cornerback Jimmy Smith that includes $21 million guaranteed, an agreement that locks up one of the top young defensive backs in the NFL. The total length of the deal is five years, with four additional years added to the year remaining on his rookie contract. The annual average in new money is $10.275 million, according to sources. Smith got a $13 million signing bonus and a $1 million base salary this year, and is due $7 million guaranteed in 2016. He's due $8.5 million in 2017, $9 million in 2018 and $9.5 million in 2019. "A lot of credit for this event goes to [agent] Drew Rosenhaus and [vice president...

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