JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 28: Josh Vaugh #30 of the Atlanta Falcons runs against Chris Smith #98 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the preseason NFL game at EverBank Field on August 28, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Bengals acquire defensive end in trade with Jaguars

The Cincinnati Bengals acquired defensive end Chris Smith on Tuesday in a trade with Jacksonville for a conditional 2018 draft pick.

The 6-foot-1, 266-pound Smith was the Jaguars’ fifth-round pick out of Arkansas in 2014. He appeared in 19 games with 19 tackles, 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble in three seasons.

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The Bengals got a look at Smith last year in their preseason game at Jacksonville when he played 17 snaps and recorded a sack of AJ McCarron in addition to dropping running back Bronson Hill for a 2-yard loss in the Jaguars’ 26-21 victory.

Smith’s first career sack also was against the Bengals when he dropped Andy Dalton in the first quarter of a game Cincinnati won 33-23 at Paul Brown Stadium on Nov. 2, 2014.


The only other trade between Cincinnati and Jacksonville worked out pretty for the Bengals when they acquired 2007 first-round pick Reggie Nelson in 2010 for cornerback David Jones and a conditional draft pick.

Nelson went on to start 83 games with 23 interceptions and a Pro Bowl berth in six seasons in Cincinnati. Jones played two seasons in Jacksonville with five starts and one interception and was out of the league after the 2012 season.

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The conditional pick, a seventh-rounder in 2012, was Jeris Pendleton, a defensive tackle from Ashland who played four games for the Jaguars in 2012 and one for the Colts in 2013.