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CB Smith not optimistic about extension

7/25/2014

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- A day after wide receiver Torrey Smith talking about always being with the Baltimore Ravens, cornerback Jimmy Smith sounded like someone prepared to enter free agency after the 2015 season.

"I have two years left and I'm pretty sure that I'll probably go two years," Smith said. "That's my mindset anyway."

Smith, the Ravens' first-round pick in the 2011 draft, is making nearly $1.4 million this season and is projected to earn around $6.8 million next season after the team exercised its option.

After having a breakthrough season last year, Smith is considered one of the best young cornerbacks in the NFL. He broke up a career-high 16 passes last season, which was five more than his first two seasons combined (11).

He was rated the fifth-best player on the Ravens by local media.

The Ravens are looking to sign Jimmy Smith, Torrey Smith, defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and kicker Justin Tucker to extensions.

Smith made headlines 11 days ago when he was arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct after an alleged incident at a suburban Baltimore bar. It was the first off-the-field issue for Smith.

"The incident that occurred is still a legal matter, so I'm not able to discuss that right now," said Smith, who opened with this statement before taking questions. "But when it's handled, I will talk about it and give you my side of the story."

Asked whether the arrest is a distracting, Smith said, "Not in the least."