Found November 02, 2011 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Gene Smith turned down a contract extension from owner Wayne Weaver.
Why, you ask?
Smith told the Jacksonville Times-Union that he couldn't accept a deal to add years to his pact when other members of the front office will see their deals expire.
"A contract was extended to me and I declined it,” Smith told the newspaper. “I did not think I deserved an extension based on the conditions. Our scouts, and other employees weren’t being extended. I didn’t think I deserved it. However, I do appreciate that Wayne offered me one."
The Jaguars have limped to a 2-6 record this season.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Jaguars have placed 26-year old WR Mike Sims-Walker on the Injured Reserve List due to a foot injury. Sims-Walker played in 2 games for the Jaguars this year and he caught 1 pass for 11 yards. He has now played in 40 games in his four years with the Jaguars and he has caught 123 passes for 1,659 yards (13.5 avg) with 14 TD grabs. This is a bad break for the Jaguars.
Gene Smith said no to an extension. The Jaguars revolving door at wide receiver took another turn, and Maurice Jones-Drew vows to work on his hands. Find out this and more in the Jaguars Blog.
The Houston Texans are finally getting recognized in the NFL, although it may not be for the right reasons. As I reported Sunday, after the game, Jacksonville Jaguars players Terrance Knighton and Jeremy Mincey complained that the Texans were playing “dirty” football in their matchup. Well apparently the media surrounding the Jaguars have taken this accusation quite seriously...