Torrey Smith says his time with 49ers was "terrible"

If Smith were to join the Ravens, it would give the team quite a fast receiver corps, as Wallace, Perriman, and Smith's biggest assets are certainly their ability to get downfield.

Baltimore's interest in Smith should come as little surprise after Smith spent his first four National Football League seasons with the Ravens, catching 213 passes for 3,590 yards and 30 touchdowns over that span.

Part of the reason for the decline in 2016 was the emergence of wide receiver Jeremy Kerley. He was coming off of a season in which he caught 49 passes for 767 yards and 11 touchdowns - decent numbers, but some questioned whether he was deserving of $40 million.

The 49ers made receiver Torrey Smith's release official on Tuesday and new general manager John Lynch issued a statement.


As for Torrey Smith, the 28-year-old is coming off a career-low 267 receiving yards in San Francisco's anemic offense but could draw plenty of interest in free agency.

He signed with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2015. The 49ers will save about half of that amount because the rest of his $8 million signing bonus will count toward this year's cap.

San Francisco had about as subpar of quarterback play as a team can have during Smith's time in the Bay Area. The Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, and Tennessee Titans also could be in the market for wideout help. Torrey Smith could end up being a decent discounted pickup for a team looking for a deep threat.

  • Stacy Allen