Ravens’ Steve Smith to continue playing career in 2015

Steve Smith will stick around for season No. 15 in 2015.

Following the Ravens’ Divisional Round loss to the Patriots, the veteran receiver confirmed on Twitter that he’ll continue his playing career.

“I’ve enjoyed every moment and couldn’t have asked for a better fan base,” Smith wrote, per the Baltimore Sun. “Look forward to a better season next year and watch us go WIN IT ALL.”

Smith is no spring chicken — he’ll turn 36 in May — but proved he still has gas left in the tank. He caught 79 passes for 1,065 yards and six touchdowns in 2013, his first year with the Ravens, proving to be an effective chain-mover for Joe Flacco.

Although Smith cooled off after a blistering-hot start to the season, he came alive in the playoffs, hauling in eight passes for 145 yards and one score. Moreover, Smith’s brash personality breathed life into a Baltimore squad that, at times, fed off his energy.

A consummate professional and proud competitor, Smith should continue to produce at a high level next season, especially if fellow wideout Torrey Smith, an impending free agent, bolts to another team.

(Photo credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Zack Kelberman
An award-winning sportswriter, reporter and blogger, Zack currently serves as the Miami Dolphins live correspondent and Team Stream curator for Bleacher Report. He's also a freelance NFL writer and the founder/editor-in-chief of Helmet2Helmet. His work has appeared on media outlets such as ESPN, Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports, MSN.com, FanSided.com, and About.com. Zack can be reached on Twitter (@ZackKelberman) or via email (zpkelb@gmail.com).
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