The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed Detron Smith, an unrestricted free agent fullback who spent the last six seasons with the Denver Broncos.
Smith, 28, has played in 91 games (missing only five) in his six-year career since being selected in the third round of the 1996 draft out of Texas A&M. An excellent special teams player who was voted to the Pro Bowl in 1999, he has career statistics of five rushes for 17 yards, 12 receptions for 89 yards and two touchdowns, and 11 kickoff returns for 140 yards. On special teams, the 5-10, 230-pound Smith has made 54 tackles, in addition to a blocked punt for a safety, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. A native of Dallas, he spent four years at Texas A&M blocking for Greg Hill and Leeland McElroy.
"Detron Smith is an experienced fullback and an exceptional special teams player," said Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin. "He has played on two Super Bowl championship teams and is an outstanding player who will be a force in the lockerroom."
The Jaguars' roster now stands at 70 players.