Smith (ankle) was removed from the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Steelers.
After missing Wednesday's practice with an unspecified ankle injury, Smith progressed to full-participant status by week's end and appears set to take on his usual workload Sunday.
Smith (ankle) returned to practice in a limited capacity Thursday.
Smith seemingly injured his ankle in Sunday's wild-card victory over Buffalo and wasn't available to practice Wednesday. While it isn't clear if his status is legitimately in question for Sunday's tilt with Pittsburgh, Smith's level of participation in Friday's session should help clarify things.
There was no indication that Smith sustained an injury during Sunday's wild-card win over the Bills, so it's possible that his absence Wednesday is maintenance-related. In any case, Smith's status heading into this weekend's matchup with the Steelers should be ascertained based on what he's able to do in practices Thursday and Friday. If fellow linebacker Paul Posluszny (abdomen) is held out against Pittsburgh, Smith, who has typically played on the weak side this season, could see most of his reps in the middle of the Jaguars' base defense.
Smith missed the last two games due to the head injury, but in addition to his protocol clearance, he wasn't listed on the Jaguars' pre-practice injury report Wednesday. That puts Smith on track to return to play Sunday against the Texans, resulting in a reduced role for fellow linebacker Blair Brown.
Smith (concussion) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
Smith will miss his second consecutive game, and the Jags will be without their three-time, triple-digit tacklers. With 83 tackles (63 solo) through 11 games, Smith is still within reach of posting over 100 tackles once he gets healthy. For now, Blair Brown and Paul Posluszny will log additional defensive snaps in Smith's absence.
|P4||8/30/18||@ TB||7:30 pm|
|1||9/9/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/11/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|14||12/6/18||@ TEN||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|