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In addition to signing a two-year deal with the Ravens, WR Jeremy Maclin is getting free crab cakes for life

In addition to signing a two-year deal with the Ravens, WR Jeremy Maclin is getting free crab cakes for life

Like they said in Wedding Crashers: "Crab cakes and football, that's what Maryland does!"

When word got out last week that veteran WR Jeremy Maclin was meeting with the Ravens to possibly pen a deal, one Maryland restaurant took matters into their own hands. 

Jimmy's Seafood, a well known seafood restaurant in Dundalk, Maryland, tweeted at Maclin and presented him with a delicious incentive. 

On Monday, Maclin signed a two-year deal with the Ravens. Maclin was also in talks with the Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles, but I guess he prefers crab cakes over buffalo wings and cheese steaks. 

Soon after the deal became official, Maclin responded to Jimmy's Seafood's tweet.

The restaurant has strong relationships with many current and former Ravens such as Tony Jefferson, Torrey Smith and Jonathan Ogden.

CEO of the restaurant, John Minadakis, isn't too worried about supplying the wide receiver with as many crab cakes as he would like.

"How many crab cakes can one person eat?" Minadakis said. "It's not going to take us out of business. That's for sure."

The restaurant is even willing to offer up the same deal to other potential Ravens prospects like Eric Decker, who was released from the Jets on Monday.

Whether or not their offer had that much of an effect on Maclin's decision, the man will be eating good for a very long time. 

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Former Raven Torrey Smith pays adoption fees for 46 animals at Baltimore shelter

Former Raven Torrey Smith pays adoption fees for 46 animals at Baltimore shelter

Former Ravens WR Torrey Smith and wife Chanel helped give dozens of animals a happy home over the weekend.

While attending the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS)"Pawject Runway" event, the Smith's decided to cover the cost of the adoption fees for 46 animals. BARCS took to their Facebook page to show their appreciation stating: 

This year, Torrey surprised us all with a special announcement. He explained that before the show, he and his wife Chanel were discussing what more they could do for all the homeless animals they spent time with backstage. They wanted to make sure that every single one of them had an adoption application by the end of the night. Torrey and Chanel decided that they would cover the adoption fees for every single cat and dog at Pawject Runway—46 animals, wow! The Smith family went above and beyond, making an extra donation on top of each animals' adoption fees. It was the best finale we could ask for.

Smith is originally from Virginia but has deep roots in Baltimore. He attended the University of Maryland before being drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2011. Smith played 4 seasons with the team, including their 2013 Super Bowl winning season, before signing a deal with the San Francisco 49ers in 2015. He is currently on a 1-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles

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Former Ravens fan favorite Torrey Smith placed on injured reserve

Former Ravens fan favorite Torrey Smith placed on injured reserve

Torrey Smith's dismal 2016 season has come to an end, as the 49ers placed the popular former Ravens receiver on injured reserve with a concussion.

Smith lost consciousness when his head hit the turf after he tried to make a leaping grab against the New York Jets two weeks ago. He sat out last week's game before being placed on IR this week.

Smith finishes the 2016 season with 20 catches for 267 yards and three touchdowns, all career lows. The 49ers have the worst record in the NFC at 1-13.

After four seasons with the Ravens, the former University of Maryland star signed a five-year, $40 million deal with the 49ers, but his production tailed off immediately in the 49ers struggling offense.

In his first season with the 49ers in 2015, Smith had 33 catches for 663 yards and four touchdowns. In four seasons with the Ravens, Smith averaged 53 catches, 898 yards and eight scores.

Smith, 27, was rumored to be on the trading block this fall, though a deal never materialized.

He has a cap figure of $9.6 million for 2017, meaning he could be a prime candidate to be a cap casualty.

As he pledged to do when he left the Ravens, Smith remains active in the Baltimore community. He returned to Baltimore during his bye week in October and took part in a program at Dunbar High School examining the problems facing Baltimore's youth. He was also the 49ers candidate for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

For his part, Smith seems to be keeping a positive attitude through what has been a forgettable season.

 

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">When it rains it pours - my 2016</p>&mdash; Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) <a href="https://twitter.com/TorreySmithWR/status/812144221016637441">December 23, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tough end to another tough season....can&#39;t wait to get back on track next year</p>&mdash; Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) <a href="https://twitter.com/TorreySmithWR/status/812382184325582848">December 23, 2016</a></blockquote>
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