Jaguars activate Daryl Smith from IR

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Well, at least they didn’t wait until it was too late.

The Jaguars activated linebacker Daryl Smith Saturday, bringing him back from the injured reserve/designated for return list, according to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

Smith had missed the first 14 games with a groin injury, and made it back for the final two games for the 2-12 Jaguars.

To make room for him on the roster, they placed safety Dwight Lowery on injured reserve.

Smith is the Jaguars’ franchise leader in tackles, but will be a free agent in March. This gives him a jump start on proving whether he has an value to the Jags, or another team.