Ravens linebacker Daryl Smith said Sunday that he intends to return for next season and has no plans to retire.
Smith, 32, just completed the first season of a four-year, $13.6 million contract that included $3.5 million guaranteed.
"Most definitely," Smith said when asked if he wants to be back. "My body feels good. I still love the game, so I definitely want to be back next year."
Smith intercepted an underthrown pass by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the Ravens' 35-31 AFC divisional round loss Saturday at Gillette Stadium, and he also had six tackles.
During the regular season, Smith started every game and had 127 tackles, nine pass deflections, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and a sack. Smith also mentored rookie linebacker C.J. Mosley, who was named to the Pro Bowl.
"Of course, it didn't end the way we wanted it to," Smith said. "I wish we were still playing. We earned what we got this year. I look forward to next year."