Former NFL wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. won't be ''antagonizing defensive backs" anymore, as he stated in his retirement letter, but he will be talking football.
Smith, who retired from the NFL in January, signed a multi-year deal to be an analyst on the NFL Network.
Smith and the NFL announced the news on Twitter Thursday. The former Baltimore Ravens and Carolina Panthers All-Pro wide receiver will appear on various NFL Network shows, including NFL GameDay First.
Smith will jump right into action as part of the NFL Network's coverage on Super Bowl Sunday.
The five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver played 16 seasons in the NFL, piling up 14,731 career receiving yards and 81 career touchdown receptions.