Adding insult to injury, just after the Baltimore Ravens lost their top cornerback, Jimmy Smith, for the remainder of the season to a torn Achilles, it was also announced that he is facing a four-game suspension related to the use of performance-enhancing substances, the same type of suspension now being served by Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert.
Rookie first-round pick Marlon Humphrey replaced Smith and was beaten for two deep passes, which were basically jump balls with Lions receiver Marvin Jones Jr.
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Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was done for the year anyway.
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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.
Smith had to deal with a sore Achilles for much of the season and it has led many to wonder if it had contributed to the tear.
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"I knew about it before the injury", head coach John Harbaugh said Monday. If they want to play, they're going be very vigilant about it and do a good job it. "He's a guy we've always had a lot of hope for. he's a very instinctive player, I see him playing a lot in the upcoming games". Now, the Ravens are riding a three-game win streak their longest of the season and holding down the final seed in the AFC playoff picture. "Our offense needed to step up and they did, and I'm really proud of them for that". Humphrey made some adjustments and was able to get an interception that sealed the victory for the Ravens late in the fourth quarter.