Smoot had two tackles (one solo) and a sack in Sunday's home loss to the Saints.
While playing just 20 of 66 defensive snaps in the game, Smoot made his presence felt, collecting his third sack of the season. His snap total limits his IDP appeal, and he has only collected eight tackles outside of his three sacks through six games. Smoot should see his usual depth role on the defensive line when he and the Jaguars take on Cincinnati in Week 7.
Smoot had four tackles (three solo) in eight games for the Jaguars in 2018.
Smoot had a decent rookie year with 20 tackles while playing in all 16 games but was limited to only eight games in 2018. The 2017 third-round pick served in a rotational role when active and is still looking for his first career sack. The Jaguars are likely to see some changes along their defensive line with their impending salary cap difficulties, and it will be up to Smoot to take advantage.
Smoot (foot) is in line to practice Monday, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.
Smoot, who was the Jaguars' 2017 third-round pick, made 20 tackles (14 solo) in his rookie campaign. He'll work strictly in run defense again this season, as Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue have supreme pass-rushing skills. Unless there's an injury to the aforementioned pair, Smoot isn't a viable IDP pick.
Smoot (foot) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
Smoot will not even participate in the dual practices with Minnesota on Wednesday and Thursday, so it could be a somewhat serious foot injury the defensive end is dealing with. Expect another update on Smoot to come when regular practices start up again at the start of next week.
Smoot was held out of Thursday's preseason opener against the Saints with a foot injury, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports.
Smoot totaled 20 tackles in 16 games for the Jaguars in his rookie season, and he could have an opening this preseason to make an impression with Dante Fowler (shoulder) currently on the PUP list. The severity and specifics of the foot injury are currently unknown.
The Jaguars selected Smoot in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 68th overall.
Smoot (6-foot-3, 264 pounds) posted mediocre workout metrics at the Combine (4.77-second 40, 29.5-inch vertical), but he was a productive disruptor for Illinois the last two years, totaling 30 tackles for loss over that span. He'll likely serve as a rotational end.
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