The Ravens have several impending free agents on their roster and General Manager Ozzie Newsome is getting to work on keeping some of them off the market.
One of the players they’d like to keep is linebacker Daryl Smith. Smith signed with the team last year after he was cut by the Jaguars and rarely came off the field for the Ravens during the regular season. He finished the year with 123 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions.
“Daryl did a great job for us,” Newsome said, via the team’s website. “We have engaged in some conversations with his representative.”
Coach John Harbaugh said he felt good about the team’s chances of bringing Smith back and Smith said at the end of the regular season that he’d like to remain in Baltimore for another season. Smith turns 32 next month, so it probably would be a short-term deal that keeps Smith with Jameel McClain, Josh Bynes and the rest of the inside linebackers on the Ravens defense.
Left tackle Eugene Monroe, tight end Dennis Pitta join Smith at the top of the list of possible free agents in Baltimore.