Dec 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) throws a pass during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Bengals defeated the Ravens 34-17. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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Joe Flacco, Ravens need Steve Smith

Jeffri Chadiha, ESPN

The Baltimore Ravens learned a critical lesson last season, one that was remedied with the recent signing of wide receiver Steve Smith: Quarterback Joe Flacco needs all the help he can get. Even with a Super Bowl ring and a $120 million contract in hand, Flacco isn’t going to help this franchise contend for another championship on the strength of his skills alone. He needs more weapons around him, which is exactly what the 34-year-old Smith can give him.

Steve Smith Will Wear No. 89

Garrett Downing, BaltimoreRavens.com

Wide receiver Steve Smith has worn No. 89 throughout his 13-year NFL career.

Now that he is in Baltimore, Smith will stick with that same number. Smith will be the first Raven to wear No. 89 in the last four years.

The Ravens’ online team shop has already started selling Smith’s Ravens jersey, but it currently has no assigned number.

In addition to Smith going with No. 89, he also said Friday after agreeing to a deal that he’s a fan of the Ravens jerseys.

Ravens are shadow of Super Bowl team

Jamison Hensley, ESPN

When defensive tackle Arthur Jones, offensive tackle Michael Oher and cornerback Corey Graham signed elsewhere in the first week of free agency, the Baltimore Ravens said goodbye to three more starters from their Super Bowl team.

Just 13 months removed from hoisting up the Lombardi Trophy in New Orleans, the Ravens have less than half of the starters from the team that beat the San Francisco 49ers for the championship.

There are only three starters on defense (defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and outside linebackers Terrell Suggs and Courtney Upshaw) and six on offense (quarterback Joe Flacco, running back Ray Rice, wide receivers Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones, left guard Kelechi Osemele and right guard Marshal Yanda) who remain on the Ravens’ roster

 

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