Justin Smiley is a former second-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers (2004), and he played four seasons with the Niners, starting 46 games at both right and left guard before moving on to the Miami Dolphins via free agency. Smiley then started 24 games and appeared in 27 games over the last two seasons with Miami, anchoring an offensive line which finished 11th in the league in rushing in 2008, and fourth in rushing just last season.
Injuries have been a concern for Smiley as his 2008 season ended prematurely with a broken leg, and he struggled through a shoulder injury for much of last season. When healthy, Smiley is a very capable left guard who should fit in well with the Jaguars power running game.
Smiley asked for a trade back in March, and the Dolphins told him not to report to any of the team's offseason workouts just two years after signing a five-year, $25 million deal. Smiley's salary is expected to be somewhere in the neighborhood of $3 million in 2010.
More information to come on the latest Jaguars acquisition.
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