The Jaguar signed veteran free agent guard Chris Liwienski today and waived quarterback Paul Smith.
Liwienski worked out with the Jaguars yesterday. He played with the Miami Dolphins last season and enters his 10th NFL season after starting his career in Minnesota before going to Arizona in 2006. He will wear No. 68 for the Jaguars.
Smith signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted rookie free agent in April.http://news.jacksonville.com/justin/2008/07/31/jaguars-sign-liwienski-waive-smith/
I'm sure this is a surprise to quite a few people here who were expecting Paul Smith to compete for a roster spot. Hopefully this means that Cleo Lemon is showing he is a solid #2 QB and not that Smith was just that bad.
Breaking from his normal policy of keeping contract negotiations private, Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio expressed frustration Wednesday about the current situation with top pick Derrick Harvey.
Del Rio called the contract demands of this year’s top picks "ridiculous" and "outrageous," adding that Harvey — who enters Day 6 of his holdout today — continues to lose ground in a bid to make a significant contribution as a rookie.
"He’s falling behind, there’s no question," Del Rio said. "It’s unfortunate he’s not here. There were some deals in front of us that were outrageous in my opinion. [That] makes it difficult to have him here. We have a belief in where we’re gonna go and we still have a belief on where it’s gonna go, and right now we’re not in agreement. At some point, you lose so much that you don’t become as valuable. We’re not there yet, but it’s time to get into camp."
This says something that Del Rio is starting to speak up about this. If Harvey isn't signed by the end of the week, this could cause alot of fans to turn on him,