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Steve Smith says he won’t be talked out of retirement

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Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti says that even though receiver Steve Smith has announced his retirement, the team may try to entice him to come back. Smith says that’s not going to happen.

Asked on FS1 about Bisciotti’s comments, Smith reiterated that he has played his last game and will not change his mind.

I’m retired. I sent in my paperwork to Roger Goodell on January 2,” Smith said.

Players have been known to change their minds about retirement before, but Smith doesn’t sound like he’s willing to reconsider. He sounds adamant that he played his last game in Week 17.

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17 Responses to “Steve Smith says he won’t be talked out of retirement”
  1. ravens56 says: Jan 12, 2017 6:56 AM

    We cannot draft WR’s. Harbaugh, Morningwheg, and Pees must go.

  2. amishninjas says: Jan 12, 2017 7:40 AM

    Really hoping Fox Sports hires him so we can watch him physically fight Skip and Colin. Steve has shown he has no issues fighting his own guys.

  3. snowdood163 says: Jan 12, 2017 8:19 AM

    Maybe bisciotti should rely on his gm to draft a wr, rather than rely on an undersized guy on the brink of retirement that’s lost a step and a half.

  4. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Jan 12, 2017 8:37 AM

    Best of luck going forward, Steve

  5. natijim235 says: Jan 12, 2017 8:46 AM

    smart – go enjoy your family

  6. jjackwagon says: Jan 12, 2017 9:06 AM

    Good for him. Have the courage of your convictions. Don’t go all Favre on us.

  7. evrybdyhas1 says: Jan 12, 2017 9:07 AM

    Not sure that the game will see another receiver with his toughness and competitive fire. The receiver position is all about being a diva now.

  8. guitarkevin says: Jan 12, 2017 9:08 AM

    The Ravens love Smith, but they aren’t going to be trying to talk him out of retirement.

    Enough already.

  9. nhpats says: Jan 12, 2017 9:21 AM

    It seems to me he retired before the Patriots game….

  10. bleck5 says: Jan 12, 2017 9:43 AM

    Steve is an honest man. Should have been the co host for First Take instead of Max.

  11. jvw1982 says: Jan 12, 2017 9:50 AM

    time for the Ravens to start rebuilding that tired old team….they have a few more Vets that need to retire….

  12. humbleminded85 says: Jan 12, 2017 9:52 AM

    nhpats says:
    Jan 12, 2017 9:21 AM
    It seems to me he retired before the Patriots game….

    I truly look forward to seeing pats fans after the Brady/Billichik era comes to an end. You have the greatest coach and qb combo ever so in a way I kind of understand why many NE fans are so obnoxious but like all good things it will come to an end. It will end and you will be back to square one. No more greatest coach ever. No more greatest qb ever. No more running the division. No more bandwagon Pats fans outside of New England. No more talking down to others like your better than people cause of your choosing of sports teams. No more. In other words… back to life of a Pats fan pre 2000. Oh it’s coming my friend. Probably not for another few years as Brady hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down but father time, unlike the 2007 pats, is undefeated.

  13. mypostsalwaysseemtogetdeleted says: Jan 12, 2017 10:25 AM

    Not a Ravens (or Panthers) fan, but I LOVE Steve Smith, Sr. He is tough as nails and it has been a pleasure to watch him play football. Best of luck in retirement Mr. Smith.

  14. FoozieGrooler says: Jan 12, 2017 10:40 AM

    Translation: he hasn’t heard the right numbers yet.

  15. nhpats says: Jan 12, 2017 11:04 AM

    humbleminded85 says:
    Jan 12, 2017 9:52 AM
    nhpats says:
    Jan 12, 2017 9:21 AM
    It seems to me he retired before the Patriots game….

    I truly look forward to seeing pats fans after the Brady/Billichik era comes to an end. You have the greatest coach and qb combo ever so in a way I kind of understand why many NE fans are so obnoxious but like all good things it will come to an end. It will end and you will be back to square one. No more greatest coach ever. No more greatest qb ever. No more running the division. No more bandwagon Pats fans outside of New England. No more talking down to others like your better than people cause of your choosing of sports teams. No more. In other words… back to life of a Pats fan pre 2000. Oh it’s coming my friend. Probably not for another few years as Brady hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down but father time, unlike the 2007 pats, is undefeated.

    ————

    Everything you say may come to pass…..but it won’t make your team any better…… Think about that.

  16. inozwetrust says: Jan 12, 2017 5:08 PM

    Go enjoy your life. You don’t need anymore money

  17. spartan01 says: Jan 13, 2017 2:24 PM

    Bisciotti’s comment was a sign of respect, not a real plan. Kinda like when people say “our door is always open for you to return”. Too much on this already.

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