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Jacksonville Jaguars Appear to Have Cut Offensive Lineman Justin Smiley

July 28th, 2011 at 11:57 AM
By Brendan Sonnone

It looks like the Jacksonville Jaguars will not retain offensive guard Justin Smiley.

Miami Dolphins guard Justin Smiley tries to recover a Miami fumble in the Chargers end zone as he is chased by San Diego Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips (R) and Steve Gregory (L) during the first half of their NFL football game in San Diego, California September 27, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES SPORT FOOTBALL)

He was not with the offense during the start of training camp practice on Thursday morning, according Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union

For a guy who was already on the hot seat, it seems like this means the Jaguars have released him.

Smiley, 29, was obtained by the Jaguars via trade with the Miami Dolphins this past off-season, but he was wildly disappointing as he was relegated to backup duty in the middle of the season.

The Jaguars would have had to pay Smiley roughly $2 million this season and will be saving so money by not bringing him back. This move will make way for third-round pick Will Rackley

The cut should become official later this afternoon. 

Tags: cut, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, Justin Smiley, Miami Dolphins, training camp, Will Rackley

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