Del Rio says linebacker Peterson's new role is as backup only
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio on Friday finally cleared up the status of veteran linebacker Mike Peterson, telling ESPN that Peterson has been permanently demoted to backup status.
"Daryl Smith is our starting middle linebacker," Del Rio said in a telephone conversation after Friday's practice, as the Jaguars got ready for the undefeated Tennessee Titans.
Peterson, in his sixth season with Jacksonville and the team's leading tackler this season, was ...
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