Smelter sat out Thursday's preseason opener against the Saints due to a concussion, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports.
Smelter first missed practice Monday and was unable to take the field the rest of the week. The 26-year-old will have to clear the league-mandated concussion protocol before returning to practice in full.
Smelter has missed practice time due to an undisclosed issue and it appears he will miss an opportunity to make an impression on the coaching staff in the preseason opener. Look for him to take aim at returning to live game action for Week 2 of the preseason as he battles for a spot on the 53-man roster.
Smelter was held out of practice Monday with an undisclosed injury, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports.
A fourth-round pick by the 49ers in 2015, Smelter resides at the bottom of a fairly deep Jaguars receiver depth chart. The 26-year-old, who has appeared in only two NFL games, faces an uphill battle to make the 53-man roster and cannot afford to spend much time sidelined.
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