Steve Smith Announces He Will Return to Ravens Next Season: Comments, Reaction

December 30, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith has had a change of heart, announcing on Twitter on Wednesday he will return to the NFL next season. 
In August, per Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, Smith told reporters he was going to retire after the 2015 season. 
There had been signs Smith was reconsidering his decision to step away from the NFL. His agent, Derrick Fox, told ESPN.com's Jim Trotter (via Sarah Ellison of Ravens.com) in October that it was a tossup:
I'm not 51 percent or 49 percent. I'm right at 50 percent. ... I know this guy better than anybody but his wife. I've told him, 'I don't think that you're really going to retire.' The guy is just an insane competitor, and I think as long as his body works appropriately he's really going to have a hard time next August saying, 'Oh, wow. Guys are going to camp.' He's never experienced it in his entire life, and he's got a lot left in the tank.
Days after Fox made his comments...

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