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Jaguars release Chris Smith, sign Craig Loston

The Jaguars added a safety for Sunday's game against Washington.

Rob Foldy

The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived rookie defensive end Chris Smith and signed rookie safety Craig Loston according to Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union.

While the move looks like a bit of a surprise out of nowhere, with Johnathan Cyprien being out Sunday with a concussion, it makes sense for the Jaguars to carry a fourth-safety who can also play special teams, rather than playing with just three safeties against Washington.

Smith likely wasn't going to be active on game day, as he doesn't really play special teams, and it's unlikely he gets claimed on waivers. Once Smith clears waivers, it's likely he's added to the Jaguars practice squad and the flip happens again once Cyprien is healthy and back in the starting lineup.

Smith, the Jaguars fifth-round choice in the 2014 NFL Draft, is the first Dave Caldwell draft pick to be waived from the team.