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Wasting little time after the worst year in franchise history, Jaguars owner Shad Khan fired general manager Gene Smith Monday, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.
Following a meeting last Thursday, the two met today at EverBank Field, a day after the Jaguars finished their franchise-worst 2-14 season with a 38-20 loss at Tennessee.
Smith, who turned 49 today, had two years remaining on his contract.
The Jaguars never qualified for the playoffs in Smiths four years in charge of the front office, the went 22-42 under his watch and none of his 26 draft picks, despite several solid performers, have made the Pro Bowl.
Smith had two years remaining on his contract and was one of 10 original Jaguars employees.
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Owner Shad Kahn has started his evaluation of the Jacksonville Jaguars and obviously he didn’t see much good.
Kahn has started the rebuilding process with the expected firing of GM Geno Smith according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Head Coach Mike Mularkey’s future will be determined...
Welcome to Black Monday. The front office carousel is expected to spin just as hard and maybe even more so than the coaching one does on the first day after the regular season concludes. Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan has made his first major move of the off-season in firing general manager Gene Smith.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have officially moved on from general manager Gene Smith.
Jags owner Shahid Khan announced that the team is parting ways with general manager Gene Smith.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2012
I guess it didn’t take long for drafting a punter in the third round of last year’s draft to catch up with Smith. Drafting Blaine Gabbert in 2011...
The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired general manager Gene Smith after four disappointing seasons, including the worst year in franchise history.
Owner Shad Khan made the announcement Monday.
Coach Mike Mularkey could be next. Khan is waiting to decide Mularkey's fate until he hires a new general manager, which could happen this week.
Mularkey failed to make the Jaguars (2-14...
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced that the team is parting ways with general manager Gene Smith. The Jaguars will honor the remaining two years on Smith’s contract.
“I met with Gene Smith this morning to inform him of my decision to go in a new direction and thank him for his dedication to the Jaguars since the inception of the franchise,” owner Shahid Khan said...
The Jacksonville Jaguars have deactivated Montell Owens and are going with Keith Toston at running back against Tennessee on Sunday, their fifth running back to start this season.
The Jaguars put Maurice Jones-Drew on injured reserve Friday, and Owens had started the previous three games. Owens wasn't on the injury report as the Jaguars went with Toston, whose last game running...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that sources have informed him that the Jacksonville Jaguars will indeed fire GM Gene Smith next week.
Schefter specifically mentions that Cardinals’ Jason Licht and 49ers’ Tom Gamble could both be candidates to replace Smith as general manager.
Gamble has been somewhat of a hot commodity in recent days. There have been a number of rumors connecting...
The Jacksonville Jaguars fired general manager Gene Smith the day after the team completed a 2-14 season. "I met with Gene Smith this morning to inform him of my decision to go in a new direction and thank him for his dedication to the Jaguars since the inception of the franchise," Jaguars owner Shad Khan said in a statement. "I am personally appreciative for his...
The Jacksonville Jaguars will fire general manager Gene Smith, ESPN.com reported Sunday. Sources told ESPN that Arizona Cardinals director of player personnel Jason Licht and San Francisco 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble are the top candidates for the job. The Jaguars reportedly want to keep coach Mike Mularkey, but the new general manager will be left to make that...
Even with a recent report that Jets quarterback Tim Tebow could end up with the Jacksonville Jaguars next season, Arthur Arkush of ProFootballWeekly.com says it’s probably a stretch to believe that he’ll be a Jaguar in 2013.
After doing a little digging, we hear that categorizing his arrival in Jacksonville after the season as imminent is a major stretch.
Khan’s prior interest...
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew indicated Monday as the players said their goodbyes that he probably should have had the surgery sooner, Vito Stellino of the Florida Times Union reports.
I should have had it a little earlier than when I did but its just something that you learn from, he said. Youve just got to keep going.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have already conducted their first interview after firing general manager Gene Smith on Monday morning. Jaguars owner Shad Khan interviewed Atlanta director of player personnel Dave Caldwell on Monday afternoon, according to a report from Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.
Caldwell, who is in his first season as director of player personnel, is expected to be one...