Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) runs a route...

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) runs a route during the first half of a game against the San Diego Chargers in Baltimore, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Credit: AP / Nick Wass

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ravens receiver Steve Smith is having second thoughts about retirement.

Smith announced Wednesday on Twitter that his plans for next year include, “Making a comeback, returning to the Baltimore Ravens ready to play football in 2016.”

The 15-year veteran said before this season this would be his final year in the NFL. His season ended Nov. 1 when he tore his right Achilles tendon. At the time, he had 46 catches for 670 yards and three touchdowns.

Until Wednesday, Smith insisted his retirement plans had not changed. But his tweet suggests otherwise. The 36-year-old player says he “will defy the odds, restoring my body to optimal condition.”

Smith signed a three-year contract with Baltimore in March 2014. Before coming to the Ravens, the five-time Pro Bowler spent 13 years with Carolina.

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