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Jaguars fire GM Smith
Jacksonville, FL (Sports Network) - The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired general manager Gene Smith, owner Shahid Khan announced on Monday.
Smith joined the Jaguars' organization in 1994 as a scout and became the team's first general manager in 2008.
Jacksonville has not finished a season better than 8-8 in his tenure and has a 25-39 overall record during that span.
"Now it is time for the Jacksonville Jaguars to begin a new chapter. We're not looking back," Khan Said. "I've made it clear from day one that we pledge nothing less than to deliver the first Super Bowl championship to Jacksonville.
"Our fans have been remarkably loyal over the years and they were truly outstanding this past season. We simply must do better for our fans."
The Jaguars finished the 2012 campaign with a 5-11 record after Sunday's 38-20 season-ending loss to the Tennessee Titans.
No timetable has been given on when a new GM will be hired or on the fate of coach Mike Mularkey.
12/31 08:41:06 ET