Ravens CB Smith suspended 4 games for PED violation

Ravens CB Smith suspended 4 games for PED violation

In 12 games played this season, Smith collected three interceptions to go with 26 tackles and nine passes defended.

The NFL suspended Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith four games without pay for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances, reports ESPN.com's Adam Schefter.

Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith suffered a season-ending left Achilles injury in Sunday's 44-20 win over the Detroit Lions, confirming the team's worst fears.

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Smith and the team were made aware of the pending suspension last week and he chose to withdraw his appeal after suffering his torn Achilles against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. His base salary next year is $9 million according to Over the Cap, so he would stand to lose far more per game-more than 10 times more-than if he were to serve it now. Smith would then have been eligible for the postseason if Baltimore made the playoffs.

The Ravens are expected to place Smith on injured reserve this week. "He has played, I think, at an All-Pro level this year", Harbaugh said.

"It's the way we organize the whole program, to play our best in December and January", Harbaugh said in his Monday news conference. First-rounder Marlon Humphrey should take over for Smith in the starting lineup.

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"I'm really not well versed on that". Smith will miss a total of 17 games over the past four seasons.

They are one of seven teams allowing fewer than 60 percent of their targets to be completed, and their quarterback rating allowed of 68.2 is second only to the Jaguars who have a lead, even a commanding lead, in most statistical passing categories.

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