Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith wanted out of Baltimore earlier this offseason, before backing off his trade requests. Following the addition of Marc Bulger, Smith seems to realize now he must fight just to keep his job.
“It’s a part of the game,” Smith told the team’s website regarding Bulger’s addition. “The situation, there’s not much that we as
players can do about it. . . . . I’ve said it time and time again, my focus as a player is just getting
better. I have to take advantage of that opportunity, so I’m cool with
Smith is slated to battle John Beck for the No. 3 quarterback role now, although there has been speculation the team could look to deal Smith. They couldn’t get a fifth-round pick for him earlier in the offseason, so that won’t be easy.
The Ravens expect to bring both Smith and Beck to training camp, and Smith won’t be making any more trade requests.