Ravens sign LB Roquan Smith to 5-year contract extension

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have signed Roquan Smith to a contract extension. They agreed to a five-year deal with the star linebacker who arrived in a midseason trade from Chicago and helped his new team secure a playoff spot with a stout defensive effort down the stretch. The deal is worth $100 million, with $60 million in total guarantees, according to a person familiar with the terms who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The 25-year-old Smith was the NFL’s third-leading tackler this season. He played the first eight games this season for Chicago before being dealt to the Ravens. Since the trade, Baltimore has allowed just 14.7 points per game.

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