Steve Smith decides against retirement

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Baltimore Ravens receiver Steve Smith will return to action in 2016, having previously been expected to retire at the end of the current campaign.

The 36-year-old initially said 2015 would be his final season in the NFL, but after a torn Achilles in Week 8 the veteran wideout decided he wanted to end his storied career on his own terms.

He tweeted: "Wit the blessing of My Family, Friends & Fans!! 2016 Let's give'em Hell."

Smith was playing incredible football this season before being placed on injured reserve. He had 670 receiving yards through seven games, creating the league's fourth-best receiving yards-per-game average (95.7).