Friday, October 3, 2003
Jaguars activate Smith after suspension lifted
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars activated
wide receiver Jimmy Smith on Friday and waived Micah Ross, who has
Smith had received a seven-day roster exemption on Monday when
his suspension was lifted by the NFL. He is scheduled to start
Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers.
Ross, 27, sprained an ankle on the opening kickoff of the season
opener at Carolina and was inactive for the last three games. A
native of Jacksonville, he played in 22 games since signing with
the team in 2001.
"Micah is a good young player who we like, and we would not
hesitate to bring him back if that opportunity presents itself,"
head coach Jack Del Rio said. "We simply can't carry seven wide
receivers without leaving ourselves thin at other positions. We had
to make room on the roster for Jimmy, and this was the logical move
at this time."
The Jaguars also added running back LaBrandon Toefield to their
injury report on Friday, listing the rookie back as questionable
after he injured a shoulder in practice.