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Ravens expect Jimmy Smith to be able to play against Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) is tackled by Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith (22) during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) is tackled by Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith (22) during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Baltimore Ravens head coach likes cornerback Jimmy Smith's chances of returning to the lineup this Sunday against the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers.

Smith exited Sunday's loss to Kansas City after the opening possession of the game with a thigh injury. Smith appeared to sustain the injury while pursuing running back Charcandrick West during his 38-yard touchdown run.

The Ravens could ill-afford to lose their best cover corner with Antonio Brown and the Steelers coming to town. Harbaugh said Monday that Smith has a "good chance" of playing, via the team's official site.

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