The Ravens' offensive line has been a strength of the team, paving the way for the most rushing yards by a team in a single season and allowing the fifth-fewest sacks (28) in the regular season. According to ESPN's pass block win rate, the Ravens sustained their blocks through 2.5 seconds at a 69% rate, which ranked second best in the NFL behind the Green Bay Packers.
Smith started the first five games at left tackle for the Bengals this season, filling in for the injured Cordy Glenn. He was waived by Cincinnati on Nov. 30.
To make room for Smith, the Ravens placed reserve offensive tackle Parker Ehinger (shoulder) on injured reserve.