Telvin Smith will not play football in 2019 after leading the Jacksonville Jaguars in tackles each of the past two seasons.
In a statement posted on his Instagram account, Smith wrote: “At this time I must take time away from this game & get my world in order. I must give this time back to myself, my family, & my health. I appreciate all the support I will & will not get. I just ask y’all respect my decision to not play football this season.”