The Jacksonville Jaguars signed LB Telvin Smith to a 4 year contract extension. The financial details were not released, although ESPN estimates it to be around $50 million.
Smith’s contract was due to expire at the end of the season. The standout linebacker has played 475 of 480 snaps this year, tallying a team leading 58 tackles and 2 INT’s.
Smith is the second member of the Jaguars’ 2014 draft class to re-sign. Center Brandon Linder signed a five year, $51.7 million extension this summer.
Signing him during the season allowsJacksonville to put some of his new contract on this year’s cap. The Jaguars had $33,867,543 in salary cap space as of Wednesday afternoon.