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Former Pro Bowl LB Jaylon Smith Back On Market

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The Green Bay Packers are releasing linebacker Jaylon Smith, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

The 26-year-old linebacker spent less than a month with Green Bay, joining the franchise after the Dallas Cowboys released him in early October.

The signing seemed like a necessary addition to a Packers defense dealing with injuries, but Smith failed to make an impact as he recorded just one tackle in two games played and played a total of 27 defensive snaps before his release.

He was active for two games with the Packers but was inactive for the team’s Week 8 contest.

This season hasn’t been great for Smith. He began as the starter in Dallas but was eventually passed by first-rounder Micah Parsons and former safety Keanu Neal. Dallas cut Smith just two years into a five-year, $64 million extension he signed back in 2019 that included $35 million guaranteed.

The former Notre Dame linebacker is now left to find another employer, but Around the NFL reports he should get some attention from injury-stricken teams.


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Written by Meg Turner

Meg graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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