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Jaguars place three on IR


The Jacksonville Jaguars today placed linebacker Daryl Smith, defensive tackle Tony McDaniel and wide receiver Jerry Porter on injured reserve and signed defensive back Calvin Lowry and guard Cameron Stephenson to contracts. The Jaguars currently have 52 players on the active roster.

Smith suffered a groin injury in Sunday's win over the Green Bay Packers. The defensive captain had started 13 games while leading the team in tackles with 130. McDaniel, who has a toe injury, and Porter, who has a groin injury, were both inactive for last Sunday's game. McDaniel finished the season with 22 tackles and a half sack and Porter ended with 11 receptions for 181 yards and a touchdown.

Lowry, 25, started three of his 11 games with the Denver Broncos this season after being claimed off waivers from Tennessee on Aug. 31. The 5-11, 200-pound defensive back spent his first two seasons with the Titans after being selected in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Penn State. The third-year pro has started 14 of his 43 career games and has recorded 83 tackles, two interceptions and 19 special teams tackles. He will wear jersey No. 37.

Stephenson, 25, was signed by the Jaguars off the New Orleans Saints practice squad. The 6-3, 314-pound guard had been signed by the Saints on Oct. 16. The first-year pro was originally selected by Pittsburgh in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Rutgers but was waived after the preseason. The Sydney, Australia native spent the 2007 season on the Green Bay Packers practice squad. He will wear jersey No. 70.

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