Daryl Smith injury: Jaguars LB could return vs. Raiders

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Jaguars all-time leader in tackles may make his season debut versus the Raiders this Sunday.

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Daryl Smith has been plagued by a groin injury this season but could make his season debut this Sunday versus Oakland, according to Head Coach Mike Mularkey.

Smith participated in practice on Monday.

Mularkey said in his weekly press conference on Monday:

"Hopefully tomorrow would be a good time for him to see how he feels after his first work this year. I’m going to give him a little more on Wednesday and maybe a little more on Thursday and make some decisions towards the end of the week. We’re going to gradually introduce him more and more work in the practice and more and more team work."

Smith, who has been the Jaguars for the past eight seasons, had 107 tackles, 3.5 sacks and one interception for the Jaguars last season.

The Jaguars have started the season with a 1-4 record and are coming off a 41-3 home loss to the Chicago Bears on October 7. Jacksonville will travel to Oakland this week to take on the 1-4 Raiders.

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