Steve Smith Sr.

NFL Roundup: Steve Smith Sr. Retires With Flair

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. officially retired this week the only way he knows how: with personality.

In his letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell, Smith, who has been known to trash talk an opponent or two during his 16 seasons, wrote: "This is to notify you that as of today I, Steve Smith Sr., will no longer be antagonizing defensive backs. I am retiring from the National Football League."

Smith posted his letter on his Twitter account Friday morning.

Smith ranks seventh all-time in the NFL with 14,731 yards and 12th with 1,031 receptions. In his 16 seasons, first with the Carolina Panthers and then the Ravens, Smith also had 81 receiving...