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Ravens teammates thinking about his retirement as much as Steve Smith Sr.

Ravens teammates thinking about his retirement as much as Steve Smith Sr.

OWINGS MILLS – With one game left for the Baltimore Ravens, the career of wide receiver Steve Smith could be coming to an end.

As Smith Sr. prepares for a future after football,  some of his fellow teammates commented on his career and what it was like to go against the spark plug wide receiver in practice.

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S Lardarius Webb, who used to play cornerback and had many battles against Smith in practice:

“I remember the first day he got here, we got into a fight. It’s been amazing to play with him, to be in the locker room with a future Hall of Famer. Y’all just see the guy who’s on the field. But we see the soft side of him, the crazy side of him as well. The crazy is just him being a competitor. He loves to win. He practices that way, and he plays like that.”

QB Joe Flacco, who developed a chemistry throwing to Smith almost instantaneously.

“Steve’s unbelievable. I have nothing but great things to say about him. I feel very fortunate to be with him. His competitive nature, how he plays this game, he’s definitely unique and a rare breed. Anytime you get a chance to play with a guy that’s really a legend in this game, count yourself lucky.

“He’s just so darn good. He’s powerful. He’s not very big, but he’s so explosive. Can change directions like that. Just so strong, not even for just his size. He’s just a strong dude. The ferociousness that he runs with the ball. And he’s not afraid. When the lights come on, and when the big moments are here upon us, he reacts to it in a positive way.”

S Eric Weddle, a former Charger who played against Smith before becoming his teammate this year:

“He’s one-of-kind. I’ve never seen someone be so magical in a game, whether it’s making a big play, or shrugging off defenders getting that extra yard. It’s been a huge blessing. Just seeing his routine, his fire, his daily activities. You have to get adjusted to that, just his personality, how big it is. What he can do, at his age, his stature? He’s a little guy but he plays like he’s the biggest guy on the field. It’s something that’s inspiring to a lot of us. He’s brought so much to the game, on the field, but more so off the field, what he’s done with his charity work. How special he is, a lot of people don’t know. He’s changed a lot of lives.”

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster spot questions begin

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster spot questions begin

Kick off your Wednesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. Chris Board is making a run for a starting spot at linebacker for the Ravens, according to The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec. Board and Kenny Young will reportedly make a run for the starting spot opposite Patrick Onwuasor, but Board is pulling ahead of the pack Zrebiec says. The spot is up for grabs since the Ravens lost C.J. Mosley in free agency.

2. Also looking to earn a roster spot is wide receiver, Jordan Lasley. After training during the offseason with Lamar Jackson, many expected Lasley to show up to minicamp ahead of the pack, but after making some drops, Zrebiec says Lasley "will need to pick up his game" if he wants to get a spot on the Ravens roster.


Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens and Rotoworld for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens announce 2019 open training camp dates

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens announce 2019 open training camp dates

Kick off your Tuesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. The Ravens have announced 2019 training camp dates that will be open to the public. 2,000 fans will be able to attend the 14 open practices at the Owings Mill Underarmour Performance Center. Additionally, the Ravens will hold their annual open practice at M&T Bank Stadium July 27 with Fireworks Night to follow.

2. Wide receiver Jaleel Scott has had a standout offseason thus far after spending his entire rookie season on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. According to Ravens media, Scott has been a big playmaker at OTAs and mandatory minicamp and is looking forward to the start of training camp. “I think I had a great practice to end minicamp, and now I’m going to get ready for the start of training camp,” Scott said to Ravens media. “I want to show people I can be a deep threat, that I can make big plays and do things in the red zone, help us score points. That’s my goal.”


Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens and Rotoworld for news points.

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