Jacksonville Jaguars Sign Quanterus Smith To Practice Squad

The Jaguars filled their vacant practice squad position. Find out more about the team's newest pass rusher.

From NFL Media:



The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed third-year defensive end Quanterus Smith to the team’s practice squad. There was an opening on the practice squad after safety Craig Loston was promoted to the 53-man active roster prior to Thursday’s victory over Tennessee. The team now has a full 10-man practice squad.


Smith, 6-5, 255, was originally a fifth round selection (146th overall) by Denver in 2013. Smith spent the 2013 season on injured reserve, recovering from an ACL injury suffered during his senior season at Western Kentucky in 2012. In a reserve role in 2014, Smith appeared in 15 games for the Broncos and made 11 tackles (seven solo) and two passes defensed prior to being placed on injured reserve on January 10, 2015 with a knee injury. Smith was waived by the Broncos on April 28, 2015, and signed to the New York Jets’ practice squad on October 28, 2015. Smith was released by the Jets on November 19, 2015.


Smith was a four-year letterman at WKU and was named the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year following his senior season, despite tearing his ACL on December 5, 2012. As a senior, Smith totaled 38 tackles, 12.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and recovered one fumble 75 yards for a TD. Smith finished his collegiate career as the conference’s all-time leader in career sacks (24.0) and set a single-game league record when he registered 5.0 sacks in a win against Florida International on October 27, 2012.


Smith attended Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga., where he was a first-team all-county performer and also participated on the school’s basketball team.


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