“I’m still holding out a little hope,” Campbell said of Telvin returning. “He makes our team better.”
Calais Campbell on Telvin Smith: “I’m still holding out a little hope” that he’ll return this season.— Phillip Heilman (@phillip_heilman) June 3, 2019
“He makes our team better.” #Jaguars
Much has been rumored as to the reasoning behind Smith’s absence ever since head coach Doug Marrone stated the team had not been in contact with Smith at the beginning of the team’s off-season workout program, an action that seemed out of character for a player who has been the team’s defensive captain and a self-proclaimed protegee of former middle linebacker Paul Posluszny, a player who was always a team-first guy.
General manager Dave Caldwell furthered the speculation when he stated, “we’ll see” when asked about Smith’s immediate future with the team.