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Telvin Smith | Linebacker | #50

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/11/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 5 (144) / JAC
Contract: view contract details

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Jaguars WLB Telvin Smith has cleared the league's concussion protocol.
Smith missed the last two games after a setback. He should be ready to return this Sunday against Houston. The Texans' implied team total of 14 points is the lowest of Week 15. Continue to ride the Jaguars' D/ST. Wed, Dec 13, 2017 10:54:00 AM

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Jaguars declared WLB Telvin Smith (concussion) inactive for Sunday's Week 14 game versus the Seahawks.

After missing Week 13, Smith practiced in full to start the week, but had a setback that forced him to miss practice Friday. His absence is big loss not only for defending Jimmy Graham, but also for limiting Russell Wilson's scrambling ability as the mobile quarterbacks the Jaguars have already faced this season have had success tacking on rushing production. Blair Brown will start in place of Smith.WR Allen Hurns, OT Will Poehls, G Josh Walker, DT Eli Ankou, CB Jalen Myrick and G Chris Reed are also inactive for Sunday's game.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 02:57:00 PM

Jaguars WLB Telvin Smith (concussion) is not expected to play Week 14 against the Seahawks.

Smith returned to a full practice Wednesday, but he apparently suffered a setback during the week and did not practice at all Friday. It is an upgrade for Jimmy Graham.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 08:50:00 AM

Jaguars WLB Telvin Smith (concussion) practiced in full Wednesday.

Smith was forced to sit out Week 13 with a concussion, but he looks on track to return for this Sunday's showdown with the Seahawks. His return will send Blair Brown back to the bench.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Jaguars WLB Telvin Smith (concussion) is out for Week 13 against the Colts.

It's an upgrade to Jack Doyle's outlook. Smith is one of the NFL's top coverage 'backers. Doyle is the Colts' only pass catcher with a decent Week 13 matchup.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 01:23:00 PM

Jaguars WLB Telvin Smith exited Week 12 against the Cardinals with a concussion.

Smith left for a concussion evaluation in the first half but ended up coming back late in the second quarter. He didn't come back out for the second half.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 06:11:00 PM

Jaguars signed WLB Telvin Smith to a four-year, $50 million extension through 2021.

This was Smith's contract year. A fifth-round steal in the 2014 draft, Smith is one of the most athletic linebackers in football, capable of covering pass catchers in the slot in addition to tight ends and running backs in the flats. His run-defense game has reached new heights this season, grading out as PFF's No. 1 run-defending outside linebacker among 34 qualifiers. Still only 27, Smith is a worthwhile investment as an ascending player in an elite defense.
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 09:57:00 PM

Jaguars WLB Telvin Smith was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 5.

Smith played a big part in the road win over the Steelers, picking off Ben Roethlisberger in the third quarter with Jacksonville trailing by two and returning it for a touchdown. He also dominated in the run game, as Pro Football Focus credited Smith with four stops. Smith is currently PFF's No. 2-ranked 4-3 outside linebacker. In the final year of his deal, Smith is in line for a big extension.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 09:51:00 AM

Jaguars WLB Telvin Smith said he isn't concerned about a potential contract extension.

Smith is entering the final year of his rookie deal. A 2014 fifth-rounder out of FSU, Smith is an asset in today's NFL as a linebacker with safety speed and sideline-to-sideline ability. An every-down player, Smith was Pro Football Focus' No. 8-ranked 4-3 outside linebacker last season, grading out second best in run defense. Beat writer Ryan O'Halloran believes Smith could command a Kiko Alonso-type deal at four years and $28 million.
Wed, Apr 19, 2017 10:07:00 AM

Jaguars WLB Telvin Smith suffered a shoulder injury in Week 15.

Smith played through the injury against Atlanta, but he missed practice Wednesday and was spotted wearing a sling. Essentially an every-snap player for the Jags, Smith missing would be a big blow to an already suspect defense. Smith is third in the league with 128 tackles.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 09:59:00 AM

Jaguars WLB Telvin Smith has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 7.

Smith recorded nine tackles and returned an E.J. Manuel interception 26 yards for a touchdown Sunday in London. The Jaguars expected big things out of Smith in year two, but prior to Sunday, had received really poor marks from Pro Football Focus for his coverage and run defense. Last year's fifth-rounder projects as a building block long-term on Jacksonville's defense.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 10:07:00 AM

Jaguars WLB Telvin Smith is expected to remain in an every-down role.

Smith was a full-time starter from Week 12 on last year. Despite playing at 218 pounds, he graded out positively against the run over 723 snaps. Paul Posluszny is locked in opposite Smith in nickel packages.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 07:07:00 PM

According to the Florida Times Union, Jaguars WLB Telvin Smith played most of last season below his listed weight of 218.

In regards to his weight, Smith said, "I feel like at this point, the weight will come when it’s ready." Even at 218, Smith would be one of the smallest linebackers in the league. Despite his lack of size, Smith was very productive as a rookie. The 31 tackles he recorded over the final two weeks led the NFL. As a run-and-hit weak-side linebacker, Smith doesn't have to weigh 240.
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 10:36:00 PM

Jaguars WLB Telvin Smith is fully expected to be an every-down player in 2015.

As a fifth-round steal in last year's draft, Smith came on strong as an every-down player beginning in Week 12. Over the final six weeks, he piled up 64 tackles (six for a loss) while playing stout in run defense. Smith is locked and loaded as a sneaky IDP bet for 2015.
Tue, Feb 17, 2015 09:34:00 AM

Jaguars signed fifth-round OLB Telvin Smith to a four-year contract.

We might look back at Smith as one of the bigger value picks in the 2014 draft. He has good length at 6-foot-2 7/8 to contribute immediately in nickel packages as a cover linebacker and pass rusher. With only Geno Hayes ahead of Smith on the depth chart on the weak side, he could become a three-down linebacker sooner rather than later. Smith "stood out" at rookie camp.
Tue, May 27, 2014 02:20:00 PM

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4Abry Jones
5Michael Bennett
MLB1Myles Jack
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2Donald Payne
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3D.J. Hayden
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5Jalen Myrick
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3Don Carey
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