Steve Smith will have ‘SR’ on the back of his Ravens jersey
Steve Smith will be the second wide receiver named Smith on the Baltimore Ravens’ roster when he takes the field this summer. The obvious thing for him and Torrey Smith to do would be to wear “T. Smith” and “S.Smith” on the backs of their jerseys, but the former Carolina Panthers has found another way to distinguish himself from Torrey. He’ll be wearing “SR.”
Smith has a son who is also named Steve, which is short for Stevonne. He shared the photo you see above on Twitter Thursday and wrote “1st one with SR,” though I’m not sure if he means the first Raven with “SR” or the first player in the NFL. If it’s the latter, Smith would be wrong. Titus Young added “SR.” to the back of his jersey in 2012 after his son was born during the offseason.
Or, as our friend DJ Gallo pointed out, maybe the Ravens are simply admitting they have signed a senior citizen.