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Could Steve Smith sign with the Baltimore Ravens?

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Carolina Panthers wide receiver, Steve Smith's future remains in doubt as his team attempt to trade the veteran before the start of a new NFL year.

If the Panthers cannot find a trade partner by 4PM ET today then it is likely they will cut Smith rather than dealing with his large cap hit for 2014. Ian Rapoport of reports that should that happen, Smith could well find himself being heavily recruited by the Baltimore Ravens.

Rapoport tweeted: "If #Panthers WR Steve Smith is released, as expected after trying to trade him, don’t be surprised if the #Ravens emerge as his landing spot."

The Ravens struggled offensively last season after trading Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers and tightend Dennis Pitta missing most of the season through injury. It had been thought that the Ravens would target a wide receiver in the draft but a veteran like Smith could certainly improve the new-look Ravens offense.

Smith is 34 years old but still managed 745 receiving yards last season as the Panthers made the playoffs. It is likely that the Ravens would be able to come to an agreement with Smith for a fraction of his current contract at Carolina.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are another team that might be interested in the market for Smith as they look to partner inexperienced quarterback Mike Glennon with some more experienced weapons.

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