Articles from around the Web
Top 35 quarterbacks charted for 2015 with scouting notes. PDF only $9.99
Click here to buy PDF version
Like our page on Facebook and get Football Outsiders links directly in your Facebook feed.
Official Account: @fboutsiders
Scott Kacsmar: @FO_ScottKacsmar
Ben Muth: @FO_WordofMuth
Aaron Schatz: @FO_ASchatz
Vince Verhei: @FO_VVerhei
-- plus --
Bill Connelly: @SBN_BillC
Cian Fahey: @Cianaf
Brian Fremeau: @bcfremeau
Tom Gower: @ThomasGower
Andrew Healy: @AndHealy
Rivers McCown: @RiversMcCown
Chad Peltier: @CGPeltier
Rob Weintraub: @robwein
Sterling Xie: @SterlingXie
24 May 2010
The Jaguars have acquired guard Justin Smiley from the Dolphins, with compensation as yet unknown.
Smiley started 12 games for the league's best run-blocking line a year ago.
Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 24 May 2010
7 comments, Last at
26 May 2010, 5:56am by
I know that there have been "rumblings" about Smiley's shoulder being shot, so passing the physical isn't a given, but if the deal has already been announced, you gotta figure the Jaguars would pass him through, right?
Another thought: can teams actually tie compensation to physicals? Like the Jags sending a 6th to the Dolphins if he completely passes with flying colors, or a 7th if he has a few inhibitions or something? Just wondering...
As the story says, if Smiley fails a physical, the deal is off. Same for any traded player.
I'm guessing they negotiate the compensation based on expecting a player to be in a certain condition, the physical is just to make sure he is that good, not some standard level of health.
Like test driving a car, you just want to make sure there are no nasty surprises the previous owner failed to mention.
It's written into the CBA - a failed physical automatically negates any deal.
I take it the decision on whether a player passes his physical or not is completely up to the team applying it...
To the best of my knowledge, yes.
For a conditional seventh rounder? That seems pretty good from the Jag's point of view.
The annual FO tradition returns for the 13th straight draft! The Jaguars repeat as the champions of April, while nobody is impressed with Carolina's draft weekend decisions.
See All XP | NFL XP | College XP
Need help on FanDuel or DraftKings? Purchase a subscription from the website that specializes in daily fantasy.
© Football Outsiders, Inc. // Site powered by Stein-Wein // Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties