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

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Ravens get first shot at signing Steve Smith

Jamison Hensley, ESPN

Wide receiver Steve Smith is scheduled to fly to Baltimore on Thursday night and spend Friday meeting with the Ravens, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

While this doesn’t mean the Ravens and Smith are a done deal, it indicates that the Ravens will get the first shot at signing the five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver.

Late For Work 3/13: Ravens Monitor As WR Market Heats Up

Sarah Ellison, BaltimoreRavens.com

The wide receiver market started to pick up steam yesterday afternoon with the signings of Jacoby Jones, Golden Tate and Eric Decker.

Just because the Ravens re-signed Jones, their big-threat receiver/returner (more interesting stuff on him below), doesn’t mean that they are done adding to the unit, says our own John Eisenberg.

Baltimore still needs to lock up a possession chain-mover who can work out of the slot. And while Ravens brass has been focused on taking care of its own key players, it has also been watching the receiver market.

James Ihedigbo wants to sign with Detroit Lions

Joe Soriano, NFL Spin Zone

Safety is now clearly the Lions biggest need, and they could sign former Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, and New York Jets strong safety James Ihedigbo to fill that need. He visited with the Lions today, and he’s expected to sign with them and reunite with Teryl Austin, who is currently the Lions defensive coordinator and was the Baltimore Ravens defensive backs coach last year. He would also reunite with head coach Jim Caldwell, who was the Ravens offensive coordinator last year (though he obviously worked with Austin much more than Caldwell).

 

 

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