Baltimore Forms Top Tight End Duo

Mar 17, 2009

According to ESPN’s James Walker, the Baltimore Ravens have reached a deal with Tight End L.J. Smith.  Smith had 231 catches for 2525 yards and 18 TDs in six  years with Philadelphia.  Smith was at his best in 2005 & 2006 when he averaged 55 catches for 650 yards and 4 TDs.  He has missed  nine games the past two seasons though, bring his average down to 30 catches for 235 yards and 2 TDs in 2007 & 2008.

Smith forms a solid Tight End duo with Todd Heap, who is also talented but has missed time with injuries.  Heap has 374 receptions for 4300 yards and 30 TDs.  Twice (2004 & 2007) he was limited to six games.  Once one of the most feared Tight Ends in the game, he was held to 35 catches for 403 yards and 3 TDs in a full 2008 season.

If they can both stay healthy the pair will rival Chicago’s Greg Olsen and Desmond Clark as the league’s top Tight End duo.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    March 18th, 2009 at 10:38 am #

    i’m waiting till i have a signed agreement in front of me, after what happened with the falcons LOL!

    I will miss LJ, i liked him, even when others didn’t!

  2. LestersLegends
    March 18th, 2009 at 10:41 am #

    I hear ya. I liked him too.

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