Instead of caving in to some public sentiment after the first days teams could negotiate with free agents, Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta waited until the high money was invested into the so-called top unrestricted free agents and then walked away with one of the best safeties in the NFL.
Maybe Jimmy Smith is being humble or would prefer that his play do his talking. Either way, the Ravens cornerback is trying to stay out of the limelight and avoid questions about his improved play in recent weeks.
Between the Pro Day and the NFL draft in late April, Ravens rookie Gus Edwards sought out Ken Munson, who owns Parisi Speed School in Staten Island, N.Y., to craft a training regimen to improve his speed and conditioning.
Lamar Jackson, a first-round draft pick in April, was wide open along the right sideline in the first quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but said afterward that he was a decoy on the play.