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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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Agent: Steve Smith done in Carolina

Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers reacts

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Wide receiver Steve Smith, for years the face of the Carolina Panthers, will not be returning to the team for the 2014 season. So says his agent, Derrick Fox, who told the Associated Press today that Smith is done in Carolina.

“[Smith] is not going to play for the Panthers next year, I know that,” Fox told the AP. “I just don't know when that transaction is going to take place.”

Fox...

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Greg Hardy calls himself 'Kraken,' says he went to Hogwarts

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) is

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Maybe it'd make more sense for Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy to play quidditch instead of football.

During Sunday Night Football introductions, Hardy called himself the Kraken and listed his school as Hogwarts, the famed school of witchcraft and wizardry from the Harry Potter series.

Watch Hardy, who actually attended Mississippi, in action:

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