Ravens’ Jimmy Smith opens up about four-game suspension Ravens star cornerback Jimmy Smith spoke to the media for the first time on Tuesday since suffering a season-ending Achilles injury and receiving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s PED policy.Following his injury in Baltimore’s Week 13 win over the Lions Baltimore Ravens Hats , the NFL announced that Smith would be suspended for four games. Instead of appealing it, he decided to serve the suspension while on injured reserve.“Last year, I took some pre-workouts. I’m not even sure which one it is, to be honest with you. You have to be conscious of what you put in your body, and I should’ve been a lot more conscious of what pre-workouts I was putting in there, and I got popped,” Smith said via the team’s official website. “I was going to appeal it, but when I tore my Achilles, I just took it and went home.”Smith did not reveal what supplements he took, but the NFL does have a lengthy list of what a player can not take. The oft-injured cornerback has suffered several major setbacks in his career, but he continues to work his way back in spite of his injuries. Smith will be entering his eighth season with the Ravens, but he has only appeared in all 16 games during a regular season twice — 2013 and 2015. Among the injuries he has suffered during his NFL career, his Achilles injuries appear to have been the most costly. He landed on injured reserve the last two seasons due to them. However, Smith would disagree with that notion.“I’ll tell you right now that the Lisfranc is probably the injury that keeps on giving. It never goes away Baltimore Ravens Womens Hoodie , it seems. For me, the Achilles has not been that difficult at all,” Smith said via the team’s official website.Smith was having, arguably, the best season of his entire career last year after coming off an Achilles injury and still dealing with the ramifications of it. Pro Football Focus graded him as one of the best cornerbacks last year before his season-ending injury, and he likely would have been selected to an All-Pro team and the Pro Bowl. “It sucks. I’m not going to act like it doesn’t. It just seems like I’m constantly trying to fight just to get back to even instead of training and excelling better and progressing even more. It’s always getting back even, getting back to just being healthy,” Smith said via the team’s official website.The “it” Smith is referring to is his poor injury luck during his NFL career. His All-Pro talent has never been a question, especially as of late, but the issue has also been his health. If he can stay healthy, he is without a doubt one of the best cornerbacks in the league, but as of late, that has been a big ‘if.’Smith’s current contract runs through the 2019 season, but due to his injury history Womens Customized Baltimore Ravens Jerseys , some have speculated that the Ravens could move on from the veteran cornerback following this season. If Baltimore decides to part ways with him next offseason, they would save $9.5 million if he is a pre-June 1 cut, while only incurring $6.675 million in dead money, per SpoTrac. Regardless of his future in Baltimore, Smith is en route to completing a miraculous comeback as he is on the practice field, as a full-participant, merely seven months after rupturing his Achilles. The Ravens are exercising caution with their veteran cornerback as he was given the last two days off to progress in his recovery. With an extended training camp schedule, Baltimore has no reason to force him into action immediately.It was anticipated that Smith would start the season — or at least training camp — on the PUP list, but that was not the case. Throughout the early stages of training camp, he has received high praise from several players and coaches for his mindset and work ethic as he is attempting to return from another season-ending injury. “Really, you kind of hurt for him, because he’s plagued himself into that position, really, year after year www.ravenscheapstores.com , and the injuries have taken their toll. And then he kills himself to get back, and hopefully, this will be the year where he can stay injury-free the whole time,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said via the team’s official website. “He’s worked really hard, and he’s really talented, and he really is conscientious. So, I’m really, I’m in his corner. I want to see him do well.”Ravens News 7/31: Roster projection, practice reports and more Baltimore Ravens 53-man roster projection: A first guess at how things could shape up - Aaron KasinitzIn total, Kasinitz believes four 2018 draft picks will not make the final 53 man roster - Jordan Lasley, Greg Senat, Bradley Bozeman and Zach Seiler. Questionably, he expects Vince Mayle and Kamalei Correa to make the club due to their special teams ability but does not include a return specialist in his roster projection.Practice Report 7/30: Jordan Lasley, Jaleel Scott Flash With Deep Touchdowns - Garrett DowningHopefully Mark Andrews is ready to return to the field soon Baltimore Ravens T-Shirt , the rookie could definitely benefit from the reps.Ravens camp highlights: Strong finish for offense on Monday morning - Edward LeeRosburg’s preferences for his coverage and return units will probably decide who earns the final few spots on roster cutdown day. Between Chris Moore, Javorius Allen, Patrick Ricard, Nick Boyle, Patrick Onwuasor, Kenny Young, Albert McClellan, Tavon Young, Anthony Averett, Anthony Levine, Chuck Clark and DeShon Elliott, the coordinator has plenty of potential special teams ‘aces’ to choose from.