Report: Ravens hoping to sign Torrey Smith to extension

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Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has one season left on his contract.

Owner Steve Bisciotti wants to fix that.

According to Matt Zenitz of the Carroll County Times, Bisciotti indicated Monday that he wants to get a new deal done with Smith — and preferably before the draft.

Zenitz also reports that the Ravens and Smith’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, will meet at the NFL meetings in Orlando. Bisciotti is hopeful a pact can be reached with Smith in the near future, the Times reported.

The 25-year-old Smith set career-highs in catches (65) and yards (1,128) in 2013. Possessing excellent speed, Smith would attract quite a bit of interest if he were to test the market next year.

However, it appears the Ravens want to keep the University of Maryland product in the fold for years to come.

27 responses to “Report: Ravens hoping to sign Torrey Smith to extension

  1. T.Smith Wr1
    Get Deshawn for Wr2
    S. Smith Wr3

    D. Pitta TE 1
    Draft E. Ebron in 1st and C. Hyde in 2nd
    Top 5 Offense Only if Flacco can step his game up

  2. Torrey Smith is not even the best receiver that wears the color purple.

    Cordarelle Patterson is quicker, faster, stronger and an overall better receiver with a higher upside.

    Torrey Smith is pretty solid though.

  3. Cue the the raven lemmings following their leader Ozzie as they all jump in the inner harbor in ecstasy over the impending monumental signing of Jacoby Jones…..yawn…snore…thump ( head hitting the table).priceless!

  4. Hard not to be impressed with him. His personal story is very impressive, and anyone who follows him knows he is as standup as they come. And it was nice see that last minute catch to beat the Steelers a couple years ago.

    Hope they get this done.

  5. I love Torrey Smith. Love.

    Having said that, in my opinion he is not a bonafide #1 WR who takes over games and gets his catches even with the opposing defense’s best CB on him, or safety help, or bracket coverage.

    I want Smith in Baltimore long-term, but he is definitely not in the conversation with Megatron and Fitzgerald (16M per)…and I believe he still has some developing to do before he deserves a contract in line with other top-tier players, like Brandon Marshall, Andre Johnson, and Roddy White, etc. ($9-11 Million per).

    I think the contract that Antonio Brown got from the Steelers last offseason (5 years, $41.7 Million) is a good barometer for Smith’s value.

  6. What’s with all these Vikings fans talking trash? Sure they probably gotten better with a new HC/OC and a couple of new free agents, but does that give them the right to talk trash about how Patterson is apparently a god compared to Smith?…

    And to the guy who said the Ravens should get D.Jackson…really now?…Really? As a Ravens fan, you should know that Ozzie will rarely makes that kind of move…

  7. Ravens…Quality contributor on and off the field = Ravens pay day.

    It is why we again have 4 compensatory picks…Everybody wants former Ravens

    Compare that to A Hernandez Patriots or Wes Welker Patriots?

  8. It is pretty pathetic how some people just sit around waiting for a Ravens thread so they can hate on it. I realize not every team can have a brilliant GM but jeez get a life. You know who you are.

  9. Just cause he would rarely make it don’t mean he wouldn’t Ozzie has done plenty of surprising moves i been a ravens fan my whole life and one thing u can’t do is count out Ozzie for anything. It’s probly only a 1 percent chance he get deshawn but I remember people said that about Willis Mcgahee/ E. Dumervill/ A. Boldin/ Just to name a few Don’t Doubt Ozzie and if D-Jax is not the answer draft M.Lee/Or the kid from LSU, Mike and Sammy will def be off board

  10. In all the years that Oz has run the Ravens, they have never really failed to sign who they really wanted. He really believes in right player at the right price. Don’t even bring up Flacco. He is getting the standard for SB winning QBs, like him or not.

    The only player he has lost that I really would have kept was Priest Holmes. But Jamal was entering his prime and had an old rookie contract at high dollars. Ellerbe would have been nice, but not at the price. Same for Art Jones.

    T Smith will sign and stay. He knows a good organization when he sees it. He is invested in the area and is heavily involved in community service. We may not be the best organization in the league, but I believe we are top 5. And our record of playoffs, SBs (multiple) and ProBowlers bears that statement out.

  11. With the roster as it stands, the Ravens might actually be better suited to let Smith walk the same way Pittsburgh let Walace go. Smith has great speed, and can certainly run a go route with the best of them. However, his other route running, while improving, is still pretty raw. You can pick that up in the third round of the draft for a lot cheaper.

    Moving away from the bombs away style of offense into a chain moving, pick your shot style of offense with Kubiak, having more physical receivers that can go up and win balls, like Boldin did, is going to be more valuable.

  12. I think its pretty smart to try and lock this kid up now if their is value there. Anything over 9M a season is too much, but if we can sign him to an antonio brown contact (like what was suggested above) i would definitely be happy with that.

    A lot of receivers don’t really hit their primes until year 5 or later, he was very raw out of college and it takes a long time to build your route tree, but he has improved every year. Last year was his first year as the “#1” and he got a lot of attention and i think it was a good learning experience. As we continue to add talent around him and get a better run game i think he will prove to be worth the eventual contract ozzie signs him to.

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