Welcome to today’s link roundup on this relatively quiet post Fourth of July Sunday. Today we talk about Torrey Smith and his quiet contract season, and how Daryl Smith is ready to improve on his rock solid season last year. Plus, it’s 17 days until the start of training camp, but who’s counting?
Torrey Smith is having one of the quietest contract seasons ever (so far). Mike Florio points out the same thing we did – it’s hard to put an exact value on the guy right now. He is certainly an emerging talent who has gotten better each year, but what is his ceiling? The Ravens would be smart to get a second tier contract done now.
The Baltimore Sun tells us that Daryl Smith is another player looking to improve on last season. Smith had a stellar year last year, putting up better numbers than even the great Ray Lewis did his last few years. It would honestly be hard for Smith to improve upon what he did in 2013, but it isn’t impossible given the fact that he should have a better grip on the defense now.
Finally, it looks like former Ravens left tackle Bryant McKinnie is having some financial trouble. TMZ Sports is reporting that McKinnie’s car has been repossessed after he neglected to pay his $20,000+ lawyer bill. McKinnie is still trying to latch on with a team after failing to peform in Miami’s historically bad o-line last season, and is even offering to play right tackle.
Do you think the Ravens will get a deal done with Torrey Smith before the season? Will Daryl Smith be able to improve upon last season’s performance?