Packers cut Jaylon Smith weeks after signing linebacker


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Packers cut Jaylon Smith weeks after signing linebacker

The inside linebacker made just 27 plays over two games for Green Bay in his short stint with the club.

GREEN BAY – The stay of Jaylon smith with the Green bay packers it was brief. He played in just two games and was released on Tuesday, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN, less than a month after it was signed.

The former second-round draft pick for the Dallas cowboys was deactivated with no injury designation for last Thursday’s game against the Los Arizona Cardinals, an indication that his stint with the club might be short.

The inside linebacker played a total of 27 chances for the Packers –17 against Chicago Bears in Week 6 and 10 versus Washington Football Team in Week 7 – and was credited with a tackle in those two games.

The Packers signed it just days after it was cut by the Cowboys, who had to pay the entire $ 7.2 million of guaranteed salary from Smith for the season. That meant that Packers They were only required to pay you the league minimum, which is $ 990,000 for a veteran, but they are responsible for only the four-week prorated portion.

Smith arrived shortly after Krys Barnes suffered a concussion. Barnes had been starting next to De’Vondre Campbell as an internal linebacker. Barnes has since returned, and the defensive coordinator Joe Barry has also employed Oren Burks As an internal linebacker in fourth packs, in addition to using it on the shore.

One selected at Pro bowl in 2019, Smith, 26-year-old was cut off by the Cowboys after his role was reduced after the addition of the first round recruit Micah Parsons. Smith was a second-round recruit for the Cowboys in 2016 although the team considered it unlikely that he would play in that year due to a knee injury suffered in his last college game. After not participating in his entire rookie campaign, Smith did not miss a game since the start of 2017 until it was released by the Cowboys.

The Packers now have two vacant positions on the roster, which could be required this week if they activate the offensive tackle David bakhtiari from the list of those unable to participate due to physical problems, and to the wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling from the injured reserve list prior to Sunday’s away game against the Kansas city chiefs.


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