Baltimore Forms Top Tight End Duo
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.