Ravens may seek to reacquire Philadelphia Eagles WR Torrey Smith


If the Philadelphia Eagles don’t retain Torrey Smith, he already appears to have one team interested in his services.

When Philadelphia Eagles vice president of football operations Howie Roseman said the goal is always to keep every great player on the team’s roster, no one felt it was truly possible. The Eagles’ well-publicized salary cap issues have been a concern since the curtain closed on the 2017 season. Add to that the $5 million wide receiver Torrey Smith is owed if he remains with the team, and that would lead most to believe there’s no way this works.

Smith may also be seen as expendable as Nelson Agholor appears to have finally turned the corner and Mack Hollins appears to be equipped enough to slide into a bigger role in his second season. Then, there’s Shelton Gibson, who the jury’s still out on. Adding one more inexpensive piece to a wide receiver corps that already includes Alshon Jeffery would put Philly in great shape for the 2018 season. The Eagles haven’t made a determination one way or the other as far as Smith is concerned, but if they decide not to bring him back, it appears he already has one suitor.

The Baltimore Ravens have expressed interest in bringing Smith back for a second stint.

Here’s a look back.

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The Eagles’ victory in Super Bowl 52 didn’t give Smith his first championship. It gave him his second. His first came in Super Bowl 47 as a member of the Ravens. Two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers were sandwiched between Smith’s first four in Baltimore. When, the 2017 off-season began, Smith was one of the NFL‘s most sought after free agents.

Once he was acquired by the Eagles, their fans hoped Smith hadn’t lost a step and that he could take the top off of opposing defenses as the deep threat Philadelphia had needed since DeSean Jackson left. They’d get their wish, but they’d have to wait until the NFC Championship Game to see it. Smith’s regular season was rather uninspiring. Try 36 catches for 430 yards and two touchdowns on for size. Had he not turned it on in the playoffs, we probably wouldn’t be having a conversation about him staying at all.

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Could Smith’s run in Philly be over?

Smith’s loved by his teammates, but the NFL is about production. In the coming days, the Eagles will need to determine if they’re willing to chance another sub par season while paying a king’s ransom. As much as Eagles and their fans love Smith, he may become a salary cap casualty, unless, of course, another option can be met. Could a restructured contract be an option?

We’ll have to wait and see what happens.