Former Eagles’ Tight End L.J. Smith Agrees To Terms With Ravens


Published: March 18, 2009


... week, former Philadelphia Eagles' tight end L.J. Smith was hoping to receive the long-term contract from the Atlanta Falcons he had always dreamed of. When that fell through, he decided to take his wings to the Baltimore Ravens.
According to James Walker of, L.J. Smith has agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million with the Ravens. Ravens' head coach John Harbaugh is familiar with Smith from his days as an assistant coach with Andy Reid in Philadelphia.
When L.J. Smith played his college football for Rutgers University, it was a dream come true for the New Brunswick native. Not many players receive an opportunity to play college football in the same state they grew up in.
After Smith was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2003, the dream became even more true now that he would be playing professional football in a city that was just a train ride away from home.
Over the years, all he wanted from the E...

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