The final preseason game is just days away, but the Baltimore Ravens are not done stocking up on talent. On Tuesday morning, the team announced the signing of Anthony “Fish” Smithson, a defensive back from the University of Kansas. Smithson entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2017 and was signed by the Redskins. He spent most of the year on Washington’s practice squad and was elevated to the active roster in December of that year. Despite his promotion, Smithson was cut the following year. He would sign with the Arizona Cardinals late in 2018 but was waived just six days later.
Smithson spent time on the Los Angeles Chargers and Jacksonville Jaguars rosters this offseason before signing with the Ravens.
Smithson, a Baltimore native, will get the chance to make his hometown team’s roster. The opportunity will be difficult, however, as Smithson joins the Ravens at a time when the final 53-man roster is almost decided. If he wants to make the team, he will need to destroy the competition in Thursday night’s preseason finale.