Ravens Re-sign Jimmy Smith to One-Year Deal

Also Re-sign Safety Anthony Levine Sr.

Jimmy Smith reacts after sacking Jared Goff.

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By Austin Medina  

The Ravens have done their best to keep their secondary intact from a season ago. On Monday, Baltimore re-signed cornerback Jimmy Smith to a one-year deal. 

The contract with Smith is worth reportedly $6 million although only $3.5 million is guaranteed according to Jason La Canfora. With cap space relief coming from Brandon Carr's release, the Ravens expect Tavon Young to return to full health next season to fill the void. 

Smith, 31, entered free agency this offseason after appearing in just nine games in 2019. Although battling a sprained right knee, Smith tallied 30 tackles with one interception, one sack, and six passes defended in 2019. 

Additionally, the Ravens re-signed veteran safety/special teamer Anthony Levine Sr. 

Levine Sr., 32, appeared in all 16 games in 2019 and recorded 14 tackles. 

With Smith and Levine Sr. returning, the Ravens defense will presumably be even better with the additions of defensive linemen Calais Campbell and Michael Brockers. 

With the added pass rush of Campbell and Brockers, the secondary should capitalize on opposing offenses under pressure in 2020.

For a defense that ranked 3rd in points allowed and 6th in passing yards allowed, the idea of the defense getting better sounds great for Ravens fans as well as scary for opposing teams.