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Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.

Steve Smith to the Ravens

Just one day after being released by the Panthers, wide receiver Steve Smith has found a new team. 

The Ravens have signed the 34-year-old Smith to a three-year, $11 million contract, thus giving Joe Flacco another reliable receiving target. Smith joins Jacoby Jones and Torrey Smith on the Ravens' offense. 

It's a smart move for Baltimore, which will benefit from Smith's experience...

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Steve Smith released by Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (89) celebrates

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The ongoing saga between long-time receiver Steve Smith and the Carolina Panthers is over. Smith was released Thursday.

“Steve has been one of the NFL’s finest receivers for over a decade and has been the face of the franchise for a large part of the team’s history,” Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman Gettleman said in a press release. “As a team, we made a step forward last year; however...

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No playoffs for Baltimore Ravens?

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones carries the

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As long as John Harbaugh has been the Ravens' coach and Joe Flacco has been the quarterback, Baltimore has never missed the playoffs. That's five years and counting for the Harbaugh-Flacco Ravens, who reached the pinnacle of NFL success last season by winning the Super Bowl.

At 6-6, will this be the year Baltimore doesn't make it?

The Ravens have history on their side, but the schedule...

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Quick hits: Geno Atkins, Robert Mathis, John Harbaugh

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush is stopped

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-- There were four players who returned interceptions for touchdowns last week, increasing the league-wide total to 34 through eight games. That's the most interception return TDs in that span since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

-- Can't underestimate the significance of the Bengals losing defensive tackle Geno Atkins to a season-ending knee injury on Thursday night. Atkins is the heart and soul...

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