Roquan Smith Hosts Free 0 Jersey Exchange for Fans 

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Roquan Smith changed his uniform jersey to No. 0, but he's looking out for people who still have his old No. 18.

Smith hosted a free jersey exchange at Jimmy's Famous Seafood (6526 Holabird Ave.) on Sunday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The first 200 fans who came with his No. 18 Ravens jersey were able to exchange it for a new No. 0 Smith jersey.

In addition to the jersey exchange, Smith donated all the No. 18 jerseys to WIN Family Services and hosted 8-10 kids from WIN to join him at Jimmy's.

At the end of last season, Smith told reporters he was going to stick with his No. 18. However, in March NFL owners approved a proposal to allow all position groups except offensive and defensive linemen to wear No. 0, opening the door for Smith to make the switch. Smith is the first player in Ravens history to wear No. 0 and he explained why he made the decision in May.

"I look at the No. 0 as a new beginning — continuing to build a foundation of greatness with the start of a new season," Smith said. "A strong and solid foundation is what you must have before anything else, and you must be willing to work for what comes next. This is my first start of a season with the Ravens, and I see no better number that represents that journey to greatness."

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