There’s one game left, but the 5-10 Ravens are already looking to next year. After all, that’s when all of the team leaders who went down with injury are supposed to be back. On Wednesday, news came in that one of those injured players isn’t going to retire like he previously planned.
Steve Smith Sr., who will soon turn 37, announced on Twitter that he will rejoin the Ravens in 2016, as long as he recovers fully from the torn Achilles he suffered in November. The decision reverses the wide receiver’s announcement before the season that it would be his last. But it’s not surprising that an NFL great wouldn’t want to end his career on the injured reserve list. In fact, immediately after Smith Sr. went down, head coach John Harbaugh said it was likely he would attempt a return.
— Steve Smith Sr (@89SteveSmith) December 30, 2015
Also among the Ravens’ injured unkindness as the season ends are quarterback Joe Flacco, linebacker Terrell Suggs, running backs Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro, wide receiver Brashad Perriman, tight end Crockett Gilmore and DBs Will Smith and Matt Elam.
Harbaugh said Wednesday that Flacco is expected to be recovered from a torn ACL by training camp.
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