BALTIMORE (WJZ) – A reunion between the Baltimore Ravens and full-back Za’Darius Smith is said to be no longer taking place, a day after it was reported that the two sides had agreed to a four-year contract, valid for a period of time. for $35 million.
According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Smith will not be signed for now.
– Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2022
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Jeff Zrebiec’s The Athletic reports Smith “changed his mind” on the contract, which is said to be worth up to $50 million with incentives, and “looks like this can’t be salvaged”.
Raven feels like they had a deal with OLB free agent Za’Darius Smith yesterday, feels like they had an oral agreement.
But Smith changed his mind. You never say never, but it doesn’t look like this is salvageable.
– Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) March 17, 2022
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The Raven drafted Smith in round 4 of the 2015 NFL Draft in Kentucky. After four years with the team, highlighted by a 2018 campaign with 8 1/2 and 25 quarterback hits, Smith signed a four-year, $66 million deal with the Green Bay Packers and continues have Pro The 2019 and 2020 seasons.
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He is limited to one match in 2021 after suffered a back injury in week 1 and had surgery in Octoberand Green Bay released him in March.
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