Free agent wide receiver Steve Smith has signed a three-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens.
The Ravens announced the signing of the 34-year-old Smith on Friday.
Smith was released by the Carolina Panters on Thursday after 13 seasons and headed to Baltimore to talk to the Ravens, who were eager to add provide quarterback Joe Flacco another target.
Smith ranks 19th in the NFL in career receptions. He caught 64 passes for 746 yards and four touchdowns in 2013.
Baltimore has had a void at wide receiver since trading Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers after winning the Super Bowl in February 2013. The Ravens went 8-8 last season and missed the playoffs for the first time in six years.
Smith is Carolinaís all-time leader in receptions (836), yards receiving (12,197) and touchdowns (67).
Packers re-sign DT BJ Raji
The Green Bay Packers re-signed run-stuffing defensive tackle B.J. Raji on Friday.
General manager Ted Thompson announced the deal Friday. Terms were not disclosed but multiple reports said it was a one-year deal worth $4 million.
The 27-year-old Raji was the ninth overall pick in the 2009 draft. He has played in 76 games with 63 starts and has 227 tackles, 10 1/2 sacks and seven passes defensed during his five seasons with Green Bay.
After a Pro Bowl-worthy season in 2010, when he had 6.5 regular-season sacks, another sack in the playoffs and an interception return for a touchdown in the NFC Championship game victory at Chicago that sent the Packers to the Super Bowl Raji hasnít had a sack in 35 regular-season games. Last season, he was credited with 36 tackles, but no sacks, forced fumbles or deflected passes.
Raji essentially played on first and second downs last season and had the fewest snaps per game since his rookie year.
missing two games with a sprained ankle.