Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Several Jaguars battling for starting OLG position

About the Author

Recent posts by Arthur Arkush

Colts add OT Cherilus, CB Toler

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:31 p.m.

Bills bring back McKelvin

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 1:45 p.m.

Saints re-sign Galette

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 1:31 p.m.

Steelers part ways with OLB Harrison

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 12:40 p.m.

SS Moore is staying with the Falcons

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 9:36 a.m.

Related Stories

Titans make twin killing; sign OG Levitre, TE Walker

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:39 p.m.

Jaguars release Ross, Landry

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 2:39 p.m.

Jacksonville Jaguars: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 2:35 p.m.

Jaguars release OT Whimper, DB King, QB Wilson

Posted Feb. 27, 2013 @ 3:34 p.m.

Caldwell might be starting fresh in Jacksonville

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 2:17 p.m.

Freeney's exit latest example of Colts' sea change

Posted Feb. 16, 2013 @ 3:24 p.m.

Why would the Jaguars give up on Gabbert now?

Posted Feb. 14, 2013 @ 11:32 a.m.

Jaguars announce some big changes

Posted Feb. 08, 2013 @ 1 p.m.

Jaguars introduce new logo

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 4:34 p.m.

Jaguars hire Walker, Scelfo, Yarno as assistants

Posted Jan. 24, 2013 @ 5:57 p.m.
Posted May 27, 2010 @ 10:29 a.m. ET
By Arthur Arkush

The acquisition of OG Justin Smiley from the Dolphins is a sign that the club is concerned about the position. GM Gene Smith wanted to address the interior of the offensive line in the draft, but couldn't match value with any of the team's six picks. Smiley, who fell out of favor in Miami because of a chronic shoulder injury, agreed to restructure his contract before joining the Jaguars, making him a low-risk investment. Jacksonville is hopeful the shoulder won't be an issue and Smiley can earn a starting job at left guard. The player who figures to feel the most pressure from this trade is OLG Vince Manuwai. Manuwai started 16 games in '09, but did not look like the same player after tearing his ACL in '08. We hear Manuwai has been dealing with knee and rib injuries this offseason, and was recently demoted to the second team. Veteran OG Kynan Forney has been working with the first team, and will battle Smiley and Manuwai for the job.


For authoritative coverage and analysis of NFL news, free agency and fantasy football, visit

Comments ()