Jaguars' Smith misses practice again, his status uncertain

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith missed his second straight practice Thursday, leaving his status for Detroit in question.

Smith's brother was shot and killed in Valdosta, Georgia, on Sunday. Smith traveled to Valdosta on Monday and has been there since. Adding to his emotional week, Smith's girlfriend gave birth to their son Wednesday.

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley is taking a wait-and-see approach with Smith's return, uncertain if he will play against the Lions on Sunday.

Bradley says, ''I know he's doing everything he can. He's had conversations with me, with coaches, so he's staying on top of all the game-planning things, so knowledge-wise he's in good shape. I think it's just the matter of seeing where his mind's at. I think that's the big thing.''


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