Free-agent wide receiver Torrey Smith disclosed Sunday that he will not re-sign with the Baltimore Ravens, and there are strong indications he will sign with the 49ers on Tuesday.
“I will be playing for a different organization, but I will remain committed to the City of Baltimore,” Smith wrote Sunday on his blog. “. . . I’m on to the next chapter of my life and football career, but I will see you guys later.”
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The 49ers are considered the front-runner to sign Smith to a multi-year contract, according to multiple reports. One source told the Baltimore Sun that it’s a "done deal with the 49ers," barring any unforeseen snags.
The representatives of free agents are allowed to negotiate with teams for three days before the official start of the free-agent signing period on Tuesday at 1 p.m PT.
Smith has appeared in all 16 games for the Baltimore Ravens every season in his four-year career. In 2013, he caught 65 passes for 1,128 yards. Last season, he had 49 receptions for 767 yards and a career-high 11 touchdowns.
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In his career, Smith has 213 catches for 3,591 yards with an average reception of 16.9 yards and 30 touchdowns.
If Smith signs with the 49ers, he would team up again with Anquan Boldin. Smith and Boldin started together on the 2012 Ravens team that defeated the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.
In his career, including the postseason, Smith has 51 receptions on passes 20 yards or more down the field, according to Pro Football Focus. All 49ers receivers combined during that same time had 53 receptions of that kind.
Free-agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree is not expected to re-sign with the 49ers, according to multiple sources.