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Jacksonville Jaguars Daily: What Telvin Smith signing means for 2018 salary cap

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What does the Telvin Smith signing mean to the rest of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 2018 salary cap? -
The Jaguars’ future plans further crystallized late Wednesday night when they signed outside linebacker Telvin Smith to a four-year contract extension worth a reported $44 million ($20.5 million guaranteed).

Smith is the second member of the team’s 2014 draft class to sign a new deal, following center Brandon Linder.

What does this mean for the Jaguars’ 2018 salary cap? For the other potential free agents? For some of the veterans under contract for next year? For the team’s off-season needs?

What can we expect out of Dede Westbrook when he comes back? -
The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to welcome back rookie wide receiver Dede Westbrook when they return to practice next week. The capacity at which Westbrook returns, as in being active against the Cincinnati Bengals, remains to be seen. Either way, his return could potentially add a dimension the Jaguars offense has been missing.

Will the Jacksonville Jaguars make a trade before the deadline? -
The Jacksonville Jaguars are tied for first place in the AFC South division with a record of 4-3. They are in position to make a playoff run. Will Jacksonville make a move before the trade deadline to improve their chances to win the division?

Allen Robinson‘s injury left a huge void in the receiving corps especially after losing rookie Dede Westbrook’s preseason injury. Adam Schefter of ESPN speculated on just-for-fun ideas for trades. A suggestion for the Jags included trading for Jarvis Landry in exchange for a second-round pick.