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.

17 responses to “Steve Smith says he won’t be talked out of retirement

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

    Enough already.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

  8. 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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