JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jaguars wide receiver Jerry Porter made nearly $1 million per catch this season before going on injured reserve Tuesday.
Jacksonville placed Porter, linebacker Daryl Smith and defensive tackle Tony McDaniel on injured reserve, ending their seasons.
Porter finished with 11 receptions for 181 yards and one touchdown, far below expectations when the franchise signed him in March to a six-year, $30 million contract that included $10 million guaranteed. Porter missed all of training camp, the preseason and the first three games because of a hamstring injury.
Porter started in six games, but he didn't catch more than two passes in any game. He has been battling a groin injury and was deactivated last week.
Smith, the team's defensive captain, suffered a groin injury in Sunday's win over the Green Bay Packers. Without Smith the final two games, team captain Mike Peterson will return to the starting lineup Thursday night against the Indianapolis Colts.
The Jaguars also signed defensive back Calvin Lowry and guard Cameron Stephenson.
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