Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith announced via Instagram today that he will not play football in 2019.
"At this time, I must take time away from this game [and] get my world in order," Smith said in his statement. "I must give this time back to myself, my family, [and] my health. I appreciate all the support I will [and] will not get."
Smith went on to say he was not requesting a trade, nor announcing his retirement.