Ravens WR Steve Smith announced that he will retire from the NFL at the end of the 2015 season.
— Steve Smith Sr (@89SteveSmith) August 10, 2015
Smith, who spent 13 season with the Carolina Panthers, before signing with Baltimore, currently ranks 18th in league history in receptions (915), 14th in receiving yards (13,262) and 33rd in touchdown catches (73). He says that he plans to focus more on being a family man.
“I feel like it’s time,” said Smith, who used the phrase three times during his announcement after Monday’s training camp practice. “I’m going to retire after this, go home and be a dad and look back and enjoy things.”
Smith also let it be known that he plans to go out with a bang:
“Let me tell you something: I’m playing with house money,” he said. “You know what’s dangerous when you’re playing with house money? You don’t have no regard. I’m all in with your money. You know what they say when you’re playing with other people’s money: you just be reckless, you do stupid things with it. That’s what I’m going to do.”