Jaguars OLB Telvin Smith announced via Instagram on Thursday that he'll be taking 2019 off from football to "get my world in order." After the announcement, the Jaguars released a statement saying they wouldn't have a comment until after they had "a conversation with Telvin to understand the situation and the circumstances." That indicates Smith hadn't even been in contact with the franchise about whatever's going on in his life. We'll see where this goes. Bet on open competition for the weak-side job in Jacksonville this year. Smith's absence raises the tackle ceiling for MLB Myles Jack.

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Jaguars LB Telvin Smith (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Colts. He belongs in IDP lineups.

Jaguars LB Telvin Smith popped onto the injury report Thursday with a shoulder issue that limited his practice participation the past 2 days. Smith is questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts. We'll check his status Sunday morning.

Jaguars OLB Telvin Smith has cleared the league concussion protocol, making him eligible to return for Sunday's game against the Texans. Smith should go right back into IDP lineups, assuming he's active.

Jaguars OLB Telvin Smith (concussion) is not expected to play against the Seahawks today. The team hasn't appeared to update his status since deeming the LB questionable Friday afternoon. That's odd, because teams generally rule players out when they don't clear the concussion protocol by Saturday. Smith practiced Wednesday and Thursday but then sat out Friday. Paul Posluszny becomes a high-upside IDP starter with Smith out.

Jaguars LB Telvin Smith put in a full practice Wednesday, signaling a likely return from the concussion that cost him last week's game against the Colts. He'll still need to complete the protocol but should be ready for IDP lineups in Week 14.

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