Smith wrote a goodbye message to Ravens fans on his blog Sunday which made it clear his time as a Raven is over. And NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports there is "strong mutual interest" between Smith and the San Francisco 49ers. That would reunite him with Boldin, the receiver who helped take down the 49ers in Super Bowl 47.
"Joe, keep doing elite ish! They don't have to respect you, but we know what kind of player you are. It was a pleasure playing with you," Smith wrote.
Smith wrote that he will be playing for "another organization" and logic says that he wouldn't write this goodbye letter unless he knew exactly where he was going to land at 4:01 pm ET Tuesday. The 49ers have a desperate need for speed at receiver and have a starting job wide open with Michael Crabtree expected to leave via free agency.