Ravens move forward without injured-suspended CB Jimmy Smith

Report: Ravens CB Jimmy Smith Suspended Four Games for PED Violation

A day after tearing his Achillies, it has been announced that Ravens' corner back Jimmy Smith will be suspended for four games for use of performance enhancing drugs.

The Baltimore Sun reported Smith and the team were made aware of the pending suspension last week.

The suspension does include the ramification of a loss of four games' pay, so the decision to drop the appeal is far from inconsequential, but Smith restructured his contract and only has a minimum base salary this year.

After suffering a season-ending Achilles injury Sunday, Jimmy Smith received even more bad news Monday.

The 29-year-old will forfeit game checks for the Ravens' final four games of the regular season. He started the Ravens' first 12 games and also had 26 tackles and nine passes defended.

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Smith and the team were made aware of the pending suspension last week and he chose to withdraw his appeal after suffering his torn Achilles against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. "It's different than it has been before", head coach John Harbaugh said.

Smith tore his left Achilles tendon in Sunday's 44-20 victory over Detroit. He's appeared in all 16 regular season games only twice; previous year, he was placed on injured reserve after suffering a high-ankle sprain in Week 14. "It's the way we organize the whole program, to play our best in December and January", Harbaugh said.

Rookie first-round pick Marlon Humphrey will replace Smith in the starting lineup this week when the Ravens (7-5) travel to play the AFC North-leading Pittsburgh Steelers (9-2) in a Sunday night game.

"I'm really not well versed on that".

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