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Steve Smith Sr. thanks the Ravens, his teammates and fans in advertisement

Steve Smith Sr. thanks the Ravens, his teammates and fans in advertisement

Retiring wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. has thanked the Ravens, his teammates and the fans for their support during his last three years in Baltimore in an advertisement in The Baltimore Sun on Friday.

In the ad, which features a smiling Smith, his wife and their four children and is written to "Baltimore AKA Charm City," Smith writes, "It's been such an honor to finish my NFL career here. I will forever be grateful for the way the Ravens Organization, my teammates, fans, but most of all community welcomed me to this great city." 

Smith, who played the majority of his career for the Carolina Panthers, adds, "When you play the bulk of your...

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