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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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