Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith has announced on his Twitter that he will return to play out the final year of his contract in 2016 despite previous plans to retire after this season.
Smith, 36, announced back in August that 2015 would be his last season, but then Baltimore had its worst year since 2007. Smith also tore his Achilles against the San Diego Chargers on November 1, clearly not the way he wanted to end his career. At the time of his injury, Smith had 46 catches for 670 yards and three touchdowns.
And now he’ll be back next year with a fully healthy team, not to mention some help in the receiving game from breakout possession man Kamar Aiken as well as 2015 first-round pick Breshad Perriman, who missed all of this season with a PCL issue. Combine that with a strong and healthy defense, and Baltimore should be right back in contention next year.
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