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Jags GM Gene Smith nixed extension

Updated: November 3, 2011, 11:17 AM ET
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Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Gene Smith revealed to The Florida Times-Union on Wednesday that he turned down a contract extension from the team this offseason.

Smith's contract expires after this season. Coach Jack Del Rio is the only coach or member of the front office with a contract that runs beyond 2011. His deal runs through next season and will pay him $5 million this season and next.

"A contract was extended to me and I declined it," Smith told the newspaper. ...

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