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Jan 12, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (89) walks on to the field prior to the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens sign Steve Smith to multi-year deal

The other day it was announced that the Carolina Panthers and veteran wide receiver Steve Smith were going to part ways. Smith was released from the Panthers organization and he received a bunch of attention from teams across the league.

If you’re a general manager for a professional football team and see a guy like Steve Smith being released by a franchise? You need to do whatever you can to make sure he represents your football team. Not only is this guy a play maker, but he’s one of the most respected players in the league.

Respect will get you a long way.

Now according to Adam Schefter on Twitter, the former long time Carolina Panther has officially found a new home shortly after being released from the Panthers. Steve Smith and the Baltimore Ravens have agree’d on a three year deal.

This has to be huge news for not only the players on the Ravens roster, but their fans who desperately want another Super Bowl. Smith will give this passing offense a huge boost in 2014 and beyond.

The 34 year old veteran has recorded over 830 receptions for 12,197 receiving yards and 67 touchdowns. If Joe Flacco can’t make this offense work with Steve Smith wearing the same uniform, his contract needs to be restructured and reduced to almost nothing.

Does the addition of Steve Smith make the Baltimore Ravens the favorite to win back the AFC North? Sound off in the comment section below.

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