Then, the news broke that he reportedly tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance and will be suspended for four games as a result, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Smith has played his entire seven-year career with the Ravens after being their first-round pick in 2011.
Smith withdrew his appeal and will begin serving the suspension immediately.
The Baltimore Sun reported Smith and the team were made aware of the pending suspension last week.
Smith had 28 tackles and three interceptions this season for Baltimore, who lead the National Football League with 20 interceptions. This puts a smudge on what had been Smith's finest season in the NFL. Humphrey came in for Smith against the Lions on Sunday and was quickly beat for two deep balls by Marvin Jones, however, Humphrey did come up with an interception in the game.
Rookies Marlon Humphrey and Chuck Clark, as well as Maurice Canady should see more time with Smith out for the season.