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Jaguars Sign Running Back Kolby Smith; Waive Kris Griffin

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed running back Kolby Smith to a contract today.  The Jaguars waived veteran linebacker Kris Griffin to make room on the roster.

Smith, 5-11, 219, has played in 27 games with nine starts for the Kansas City Chiefs since entering the NFL as a fifth-round draft pick of the Chiefs in 2007.  He was signed by Denver on June 15 and waived on August 4. 

In 2009, Smith was hampered by injuries and played in only four games.  He began the season on the PUP list before seeing action in four games, finishing with 15 carries for 33 yards.  He was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 9 with an ankle injury.  He had the most productive season of his career in 2007 as he rushed for 407 yards and two touchdowns on 112 carries.  He set a Chiefs rookie record in his first career start with 150 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries against Oakland on November 25.

A native of Tallahassee, Fla., the 25-year-old Smith was a standout running back at Rickards High School prior to his college career at Louisville.  Smith will wear number 34.

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