Ravens’ WR Steve Smith Announces Last NFL Season

Steve Smith

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. announced plans to retire at the end of the 2015 season this week.

He made the announcement after training camp practice on Monday (August 10).

"I feel like it's time," said Smith. "I'm going to retire after this, go home and be a dad and look back and enjoy things."

Smith, 36, is entering his 15th season of his accomplished career, where stands -- alongside Tim Brown -- as the only players in NFL history to eclipse 13,000 receiving yards and 4,000 return yards.

He currently ranks 18th in league history in receptions (915), 14th in receiving yards (13,262) and 33rd in touchdown catches (73).

"I don't want to hold on," Smith said. "Jerry Rice is the best wide receiver to ever play. But I don't believe that chasing whatever it is to chase for four more years would be conducive to my family or be conducive to me. I would be having to give up something. I would be jeopardizing something. I don't know what that it is, and I have any intentions of finding out."