Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he is trying to extend the contract of CB Jimmy Smith.
Smith put up a solid season last year as he recorded 58 tackles (49 solo), two interceptions, two forced fumbles, and 16 pass defenses. He's been incredibly consistent since first joining the Ravens in the 2011 draft and Newsome would certainly be wise to try and keep him around longer.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Tim Duncan (rest) will not play Friday against Denver.
The Spurs will take advantage of the holiday and give Duncan an extra day of rest and get ready for Saturday against the Hawks. The Spurs could go with LaMarcus Aldridge at center for Friday and use David West at power forward or they could just give Boris Diaw the start. Either way, those are the three players likely to see the extra work in Duncan's absence. Analysis: Howard Bender