Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Packers release Jaylon Smith after two games

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Green Bay Packers experiment with Jaylon Smith is over. He has been released.

He had signed with the Packers in October. Smith signed with Green Bay following his release from the Dallas Cowboys.

Jaylon Smith attempts to tackle Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (Photo by Jaylon Smith/Instagram)

He had signed a one-year deal with the Packers upon his release from the Cowboys.

Last Thursday, he was a healthy scratch. He did not join his now former teammates as the Packers faced the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night Football.

In the previous two games after signing, he appeared in 27 defensive snaps. He was backing up starter De’Vondre Campbell during his short-lived tenure.

The 26-year-old played in 10 defensive snaps on October 24th against the Washington Football Team. The week prior, he had 17 defensive snaps against the Chicago Bears.

Before signing with the Packers, he was forced out with the Cowboys. Dallas signed converted linebacker Keanu Neal, who began his career as a safety, in the offseason.

The team also drafted linebackers Micah Parsons and Jabril Cox. Those moves with Smith having an injury guarantee in his contract for 2022 that was worth over $9 million caused the Cowboys to move on.

Dallas was paying Smith’s salary. Now, he could potentially return to the team after Cox suffered a torn ACL injury on Sunday Night Football against the Minnesota Vikings.

With the Packers, he recorded just one tackle. During his time with the Cowboys, he appeared in four games. He made two starts.

In his career, he has had 517 tackles, including 20 tackles for a loss and 15 quarterback hits. He also has 9.0 sacks.

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He has two interceptions. Smith also has six forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries, one returned for a touchdown.

He also has 20 pass deflections.

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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 10 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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