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Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. made a Christmas Eve appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio Thursday, and provided an update on his torn Achilles plus his opinions on the game-long scrap between New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman.

Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. made a Christmas Eve appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio Thursday, and provided an update on his torn Achilles plus his opinions on the game-long scrap between New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman.

Smith said he had a "double rupture" of his Achilles suffered in the Raven's Week 8 win over the San Diego Chargers, tearing the tendon in the middle and also off the bone. The doctor told Smith the tendon "exploded," and he told the host that "like everything else, I did it to the fullest."

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But Smith, who announced his retirement in training camp and said this would be his last NFL season, was honest about his chances of returning in 2016, saying he's "been on the fence" for a while about continuing to play.

"This injury doesn't really say, 'Oh, now I can't come back,' or 'Oh, I don't want to go out that way,' " Smith said.

The main factors in the decision, he said, will be what his family thinks. Smith also hit back at reports that he was rehabbing quickly to get ready to play in 2016, saying he has to rehab whether he plays or not.

"I'm still taking things slow and trying to be methodical with everything like I've always been," Smith said.

On the Beckham-Norman altercation, which spanned their entire game Sunday and led to a one-game suspension for Beckham and a hefty fine for Norman, Smith said it wasn't like anything he did.

"I've thrown a few haymakers, but I would say the way in which it was consistently going on, I thought that part made everyone look bad," he said. "It made the [referees] — I'm calling them the Foot Locker guys — it made Josh look bad, it made Odell look bad.

"I think when Odell lost his helmet and made the helmet-to-helmet contact, I think it no longer was two guys going at it. His action took it so further that it almost excluded what was going on and transpiring between both of them because the last time I checked, Odell Beckham or Josh was not fighting amongst themselves. They were fighting each other, and that's the one thing I think that really kind of took it to the next level."

He also took a swipe at the officials, noting as Ravens fans already know that they've cost teams games and need to be better.

"You know, we have points of emphasis in the league," Smith said. "I think we need to start to have points of emphasis of calling the things that we're supposedly emphasizing and start executing that because now we don't know what it looks like to get ejected from a game, and we don't know what a catch is. Next thing you know, we're not going to know how many downs there are. The ruling and rules of how the games are starting to be officiated is starting to be very, very suspect. It's starting to cost people games, and if it continues to keep costing people games, it's going to cost people jobs."

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