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2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 21 5.0 1 0 0

Top Dawuane Smoot News

  • Jaguars' Dawuane Smoot: Placed on IR

    Smoot (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Demetrius Harvey of The Florida Times-Union reports.

    Smoot suffered a torn Achilles in Thursday's victory over the Jets, but Monday's move to IR officially brings his season to an end. The 27-year-old will finish his 2022 campaign with 21 tackles, including five sacks, while also recording two pass deflections, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery over 15 contests. In his absence, Arden Key and Corey Peters will likely see an increase in usage moving forward.

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  • Jaguars' Dawuane Smoot: Confirms Achilles tear

    Smoot announced Sunday via his personal Instagram account that he suffered a season-ending torn right Achilles' tendon in Thursday's win over the Jets.

    The loss of Smoot is a significant blow to the Jacksonville defense, as the 27-year-old co-led the team in sacks (five) and ranked second in pressures. Given the nature and timing of his injury, Smoot could face an uphill battle to gain clearance for Week 1 of the 2023 season while he recovers from surgery.

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  • Jaguars' Dawuane Smoot: Torn Achilles feared

    Smoot is feared to have suffered a torn Achilles in Thursday's win over the Jets, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Smoot is slated to undergo an MRI on Friday after he departed Thursday's matchup against the Jets with an apparent non-contact lower-body injury. The 27-year-old was in the midst of yet another productive season for Jacksonville, but depending on the test results, there's a decent chance that Smoot played his last game of the 2022-23 campaign in Week 16. If a torn Achilles is indeed confirmed, Arden Key and Corey Peters could receive more reps on the Jaguars' defensive line behind starters Roy Robertson-Harris, Folorunso Fatukasi (ankle) and DaVon Hamilton.

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  • Jaguars' Dawuane Smoot: Suffers apparent leg injury

    Smoot was carted off the field with an apparent leg injury late in the fourth quarter of Thursday's 19-3 win over the Jets, Mia O'Brien of 1010 XL 92.5 FM Jacksonville reports.

    Smoot suffered a non-contact injury in the final moments of Thursday's win, so there was no official diagnosis from the team. Coach Doug Pederson did not provide any additional details in his postgame comments, though there should be clarity on Smoot's status in the coming days. He managed one tackle prior to his exit.

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  • Jaguars' Dawuane Smoot: Returns from COVID list

    The Jaguars activated Smoot (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.

    Smoot is now clear to return to team facilities, making him eligible to take the field for Sunday's season finale against the Colts. He has five sacks through 15 appearances.

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  • Jaguars' Dawuane Smoot: Put on COVID list

    Smoot was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.

    That means the Jaguars' entire starting defensive line is on the COVID list ahead of Week 17. Jacksonville will likely call up replacements from the practice squad, but Roy Robertson-Harris and Adam Gotsis should be quite busy against the Patriots.

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  • Jaguars' Dawuane Smoot: Enters sack column

    Smoot had three tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks during Sunday's 37-19 loss to the Titans.

    Smoot had only three tackles across the first four weeks of the season, but he matched that total Sunday while playing a season-high 64 percent of the defensive snaps. The 26-year-old posted 5.5 sacks for the Jaguars in 2020, and he could reach a similar total this season while filling a rotational role at defensive end.

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  • Jaguars' Dawuane Smoot: Not leaving Jacksonville

    The Jaguars are re-signing Smoot to a two-year, $14 million contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Smoot is coming off a career year, having notched 25 tackles (21 solo), 5.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery across 16 contests in 2020. Still, unless his tackle or sack totals dramatically increase next season, he won't have much value in IDP formats.

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  • Jaguars' Dawuane Smoot: Leads defense in sacks

    Smoot had two solo tackles in the season finale against the Colts and had 25 tackles (21 solo) and 5.5 sacks in 16 games this season.

    The 25-year-old ended up leading Jacksonville in sacks and was the only player on the team to record more than 2.5 sacks this season. He also had two forced fumbles, but his sack total went down from 2019 despite playing abut 250 more defensive snaps. Smoot will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason and is likely to fill a rotational role at defensive end wherever he lands in 2021.

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  • Jaguars' Dawuane Smoot: Records six sacks in 2019

    Smoot had 17 tackles (12 solo), six sacks and one fumble recovery in 16 games this season.

    The 2017 third-round pick began the season without a sack in 24 career games, but he took advantage of increased defensive snaps in 2019. Smoot found success despite working as a rotational defensive end, and he could be in line for a larger workload in 2020 given the impending free agency of Yannick Ngakoue.

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  • Jaguars' Dawuane Smoot: Solid in limited role

    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.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 264 lbs
Birthplace: Columbus, OH
Age: 28
School: Illinois
Experience: 7