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Jaguars news roundup 6/6

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J.T. Townsend was part of Jaguars' extended family |
Gus Bradley began his post-practice news conference on a somber note Wednesday.“We lost a friend today,’’ the Jaguars coach said in reference to the death of J.T. Townsend, who had become virtually a member of the team’s family since being paralyzed in 2004.Townsend was invited to Jaguars practice many times — the last time was May 15 — and had gotten to know many of the players.“I think that hit the team pretty hard,’’ middle linebacker Paul Posluszny said.

Jaguars 2013 OTAs: Lowery liking new role
His role is new – really, really new. And when safety Dwight Lowery looks at the players with whom he’s playing, practicing and attending meetings? They’re young. Really, really young. But Lowery, entering his third year with the Jaguars, is not only projected as a starter, he has something of a new role as a veteran leader at a position very much defined by youth. And Lowery’s OK with that. In fact, he likes it.

Daryl Smith, Baltimore Ravens sign one-year contract -
Linebacker Daryl Smith, the Jacksonville Jaguars' all-time leading tackler, finally has a new home. After making only one known free-agent visit to the St. Louis Rams in early April, Smith signed a one-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday. One of the few remaining veterans left on Around The League's list of the top 85 free agents, Smith was playing at a high level in 2011 before losing last season to a groin injury.

Goodell may ask Jaguars to play two games a year in London, Jags likely to say no |
Commissioner Roger Goodell said at an appearance in New York Tuesday that the league could ask the Jaguars to play two games a year in London.But the Jaguars, who are committed to playing one game a year in London for the next four years, indicated they have no interest in playing two a year.Goodell talked about expanding the London games from two to three a year and said, "If we go to three London games, what we'll likely do is ask Jacksonville potentially play two or ask three different teams to host.''