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Jaguars waive Smith, four others

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars waived defensive end Brian Smith on Monday, severing ties with a former fourth-round draft pick who never played a down because of injuries.

The Jaguars also waived offensive tackle Ryan Gibbons, long-snapper Brett Goode, tight end Isaac Smolko and wide receiver Craphonso Thorpe. The moves opened up five roster spots for the team's five unsigned draft picks.

Smith was the 113th player selected in the 2007 NFL Draft, but the former Missouri standout missed his entire rookie season while recovering from a hip injury sustained during his senior season. Smith also missed all of Jacksonville's organized team activities, including minicamp, because of a leg injury.

Gibbons spent part of the last two seasons on Jacksonville's practice squad. Goode was in training camp with the Jaguars last year.

Smolko played in the final five games last season and both playoff games after spending most of the year on the practice squad. Thorpe signed with the Jaguars on June 2.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

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