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    Jimmy Smith retires.

    Report: Jaguars' Smith to retire
    11 May 2006
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    Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jimmy Smith has decided to retire from the NFL after 12 seasons. He has reportedly told head coach Jack Del Rio of his decision. The Jaguars are expected to hold a press conference Thursday, May 11, unless Smith has a last-minute change of heart.

    Smith, who posted 70 receptions, 1,023 receiving yards and six touchdowns in 2005, could leave the team very young at the receiver position should he choose to go through with his retirement. While the team has depth in the likes of WRs Matt Jones (36-432-5), Ernest Wilford (41-681-7) and Reggie Williams (35-445-0), they do not have anyone else on roster with the savvy, experience and dependability of Smith. Thus, his loss would force the team to possibly be on the look out for a veteran presence at the receiver position.

    From a fantasy standpoint, be prepared to devalue the Jaguars' passing game. While Smith is no longer a dominating receiver, he remains rock solid in terms of what he brings to the team in the form of a steady set of hands. Plus, opposing defenses have still had to focus on where he's lined up and matchup accordingly. His departure could leave the team with Jones and Wilford in the starting lineup, as Williams has struggled during his early years. While both have shown flashes in their young careers, neither of which may be ready to be a prime-time fantasy option for quite some time. View them as no better than weaker No. 3 options at this early juncture of the year.

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    Re: Jimmy Smith retires.

    that's gonna suck for the jags! maybe they'll try to pry lelie out of denver?

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    Re: Jimmy Smith retires.

    Smith is a good WR but he is getting long in the tooth and he is not the same receiver he was 5 or 6 years ago. This is poor timing by Smith, he should have told the Jags before the start of FA and definitely before the draft! This could be a ploy on Smith's part to get more money, he knows they do not have many options left in FA so he has some leverage.
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Re: Jimmy Smith retires.

    He was good enough to still be their #1.

    The gamble to take Matt Jones and make him a WR might rear it's ugly head.

    Ouch.

    Actually hope that Matt works out along with Wolford.

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    Re: Jimmy Smith retires.

    yeah, that's like us loosing moss last year. now they have a bunch of number 2's.

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    Re: Jimmy Smith retires.

    "SharperVikings" wrote:
    that's gonna suck for the jags! maybe they'll try to pry lelie out of denver?
    Could be his shot at a #1 spot...although I have said it before...this year will be Matt Jones's breakout season...watch for him to step it up BIG TIME!!!
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    Re: Jimmy Smith retires.

    That is going to hurt the Jags, he was a good receiver


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    Good, that means my boy Matt Jones is going to get a starting spot.
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    Re: Jimmy Smith retires.

    "shawn9876uss" wrote:
    That is going to hurt the Jags, he was a good receiver
    You ain't lying.

    Jimmy Smith is a very good WR and he's one of the best route runners in the NFL. He's extremely consistent and dosen't get the credit that he deserves.

    Luckily for the Jaguars, they do have talent at the WR position, but they need Matt Jones and Reggie Williams to develop quickly.
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    Re: Jimmy Smith retires.

    Good reciever, good person.. IMO, he is calling it a career at the right time. While he may have some gas left in the tank, he is better to walk away when he is still able to..

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