Jimmy Smith Reveals Injury Details, Drew Brees Looks for First Ravens Win


Dec 22, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith (22) warms up prior to the game against the New England Patriots at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Ravens news from around the web for your convenient consumption.  Today Jimmy Smith talks about the rehab from his foot injury, Marshal Yanda returns to practice, and Drew Brees looks to cross the Ravens off his bucket list.

Joe Flacco Must Prove His Worth

Flacco is making big bucks, but it’s times like these where he must prove his worth.  If the Ravens are going to make a serious push for the playoffs, he must perform at a relatively high level.  If nothing else, he has to limit his mistakes.

Marshal Yanda Returns to Practice

Yanda sat out Wednesday’s practice, but returned on Thursday.  He has been nursing a minor knee injury for the last three weeks, but it hasn’t affected his play in what has been a certain Pro Bowl season.

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Drew Brees Looks to Cross Ravens off His Bucket List

The Ravens are the only NFL team that Brees has not beaten in his 14 year career.  It’s a stunning revelation that Brees is well aware of, and he even remembers the three losses he has incurred against Baltimore.

Jimmy Smith Reveals Surgery Details and Recovery Timeframe

Smith says that he faces a six month recovery time, and that his injury is of the dreaded Lisfranc variety.  These types of foot injuries tend to be very unpredictable, but at least he has a long period of time to recover before next season.

The Ravens Must Sustain Drives in New Orleans

We alluded to the same notion in our preview, and it’s pretty clear the only way to keep the Saints from lighting up a questionable Ravens secondary is to sustain long drives on offense.  And that means pounding the rock.