Jaguars free agency: Should Daryl Smith be back?

Mike Ehrmann

The Jaguars have some decisions to make in the offseason.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have some decisions to make with some of their players this offseason. One of those players they'll have to make a decision on is linebacker Daryl Smith, who's expected to hit free agency in 2013. Smith missed the majority of the 2012 season with a groin injury the required surgery, placing him on the team's temporary injured reserve.

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Smith returned for the final two games of the season, but his play really wasn't up to what it normally is. That's not a big surprise, considering he missed the majority of the season, but you'd have liked to still see the same old Daryl Smith out there. According to ProFootballFocus, Smith ended the season with a -1.3 overall grade, down from his +24.9 grade from the 2011 season.

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The big question with Smith is how much of the old Daryl Smith will you be getting, and will Smith want to come back to a team that is clearly in rebuilding mode. Smith will likely be the top free agent linebacker on the market in 2012 and a team like the New York Giants or another contender looking to fill a linebacker position could be more attractive for Smith.

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