Jaguars LB Telvin Smith says he will sit out 2019 NFL season for personal reasons

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Jaguars LB Telvin Smith says he will sit out 2019 NFL season for personal reasons

The Jaguars will be without one of their defensive mainstays for the 2019 season, as Telvin Smith has said he will sit out the year.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without one of their defensive mainstays this season.

Linebacker Telvin Smith announced via Instagram on Thursday he does not plan to play during the 2019 season for personal reasons.

“At this time I must take time away from this game & get my world in order,” Smith wrote. “I must give this time back to myself, my family, & my health. I appreciate all the support I will & will not get. I just ask y’all respect my decision to not play football this season.”

Smith did not offer further details on the reason for his decision. Along with Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, he…

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