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Ravens rookie pass rusher Za'Darius Smith flashes athleticism, skill in first NFL practices
Ravens rookie pass rusher Za'Darius Smith flashes athleticism, skill in first NFL practices

Ravens rookie outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith saw it coming, instinctively anticipating a screen pass from backup quarterback Matt Schaub. After reading the play, Smith bolted into the flat to intercept Schaub, who threw 16 interceptions the past two seasons with the Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders. He signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Ravens this offseason. After picking off Schaub, Smith ran it back for a touchdown. As the Ravens launched their first round of organized team activities, the fourth-round draft pick from Kentucky was one of their most impressive players. Smith flashed athleticism and hustle while rushing the passer. Signed to a four-year, $2.763...

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