Bird of another feather? TE Smith will visit Ravens

Tight end L.J. Smith will visit with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday to see if both sides are interested enough to agree on a contract. No terms have been agreed upon heading into the meeting, according to two sources, as Smith continues his offseason push to find a new team.

Smith already has visited the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions. The Falcons reportedly are no longer pursuing Smith.

The Ravens are looking for a bigger target in the receiving game, especially in the red zone, where offensive coordinator Cam Cameron would like to have more options. At 6-foot-3 and 258 pounds, Smith could pair with standout tight end Todd Heap to improve the flexibility of Baltimore’s passing game.

Smith’s strength is as a receiver, and he has 231 receptions for 2,525 yards and 18 touchdowns in his six-year NFL career, spent entirely with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, Smith fell out of favor with the Eagles last season after injuries limited his effectiveness.

Smith still caught 37 passes for 298 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games, but by the end of the regular season and in the playoffs, Brent Celek had become the Eagles’ favored tight end.

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