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Steve Smith Calls out Panthers During Week 1 Game for Releasing Him

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 11, 2014

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 07: Wide receiver Steve Smith #89 of the Baltimore looks on against the Cincinnati Bengals during an NFL football game at M&T Bank Stadium on September 7, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Patrick Smith/Getty Images

There's no doubt that Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. will be ready to play when the Carolina Panthers come to town in Week 4.

Smith spent the first 13 seasons of his NFL career with the Panthers before they decided to move on without him this past offseason. The 35-year-old ended up signing with the Ravens.

After the Panthers cut the veteran, he vowed that there would be "blood and guts everywhere" if he got the chance to face his former team this season. From the moment the schedule was released, he's surely had his eyes on the Week 4 matchup against the squad that let him go.

In Smith's Week 1 debut with the Ravens, he had a very productive game, catching seven passes for 118 yards and a touchdown. The wideout made it known that he had the Panthers on his mind while he was putting up those numbers:

Baltimore hosts Carolina on Sept. 28.

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