What's buzzing:

AP Source: Ex-Panther WR Smith visiting Ravens

AP - Sports
WR Steve Smith agrees to 3-year gdeal with Ravens
.

View photo

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2013, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Steve Smith, left, catches a pass as New Orleans Saints' Keenan Lewis, right, defends in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers released their all-time leading receiver on Thursday, March 13, 2014, after 13 seasons. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

A person familiar with the situation says free agent wide receiver Steve Smith traveled to Baltimore on Thursday to visit the Ravens just hours after being released by the Carolina Panthers.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press Thursday because the Ravens do not announce free agent visits.

The 34-year-old Smith, who ranks 19th all-time in the NFL in receptions, was released Thursday by the Panthers after 13 seasons.

The Ravens have been looking for help at wide receiver ever since Anquan Boldin was traded to San Francisco before the 2013 season. Baltimore went 8-8 last year and missed the playoffs, a season after winning the Super Bowl.

Smith caught 64 passes for 746 yards with four touchdowns in 2013, helping Carolina capture the NFC South championship. Smith is Carolina's all-time leader in receptions (836), yards receiving (12,197) and touchdowns (67).

---

AP Sports Writer Steve Reed in Charlotte, N.C., contributed to this report.

---

AP NFL website www.pro32.ap.org

View Comments (34)
  • Sources: Doc Rivers planning to talk to JaVale McGee about Clippers' center job

    Sources: Doc Rivers planning to talk to JaVale McGee about Clippers' center job

    JaVale McGee could provide help for the Clippers after they lost starting center DeAndre Jordan to the Mavericks. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 6 minutes ago
  • Button has little to smile about at Silverstone

    Button has little to smile about at Silverstone

    By Alan Baldwin SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Jenson Button joked he would like to see reverse starting grids introduced into Formula One with immediate effect but the McLaren driver had little to smile about otherwise at the British Grand Prix … More »

    Reuters - 9 minutes ago
  • Dutch heatwave no sweat for flying Dennis

    By Martyn Herman UTRECHT, Netherlands (Reuters) - A heatwave was no sweat for Tour de France stage one winner Rohan Dennis on Saturday as the Australian blasted round the 13.8-kilometre individual time trial like greased lightning. The BMC Racing … More »

    Reuters - 13 minutes ago
  • Bewildered Kvitova humbled by resurgent Jankovic

    By Ken Ferris LONDON (Reuters) - Petra Kvitova's reign as Wimbledon champion ended on Saturday against a former world number one who upset the form book to register a shock third-round victory on a sun-drenched Centre Court. The bemused twice … More »

    Reuters - 14 minutes ago
  • O's swap Norris for Gausman in rotation

    O's swap Norris for Gausman in rotation

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Right-hander Kevin Gausman will remain in the Baltimore Orioles rotation and start Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins, while Bud Norris will move from the rotation to the bullpen. … More »

    AP - Sports - 18 minutes ago