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Packers Land Heavily Coveted LB Jaylon Smith

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The Packers have landed recently released Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Initial reports had the Packers circling the waters for the second-round pick, and now it’s official.

Huge get for the Packers.

Smith had interest from the Eagles, Chiefs, and Giants, but eventually decided getting the ball back for Aaron Rodgers was the move.

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said yesterday that Jaylon Smith’s release had “multiple reasons”, while it didn’t stop the rest fo the NFL from wanting his services. The Cowboys are on the hook for the remaining $7.2 million on his 2021 salary, and even though they tried to deal Smith earlier this year, it just never happened.

Jaylon Smith signed a five-year, $64 million extension back in 2019 that included $35 million guaranteed. The Packers pried Smith from Dallas for business reasons. Huge pick up.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. Jaylon Smith Challenge
    Next time you watch a Packers game, keep your eyes on JS. He’s mesmerizing.

    -He takes a beat too long to realize what is happening
    -He’ll chop his feet like he’s going somewhere but doesn’t move.
    -His first step is always in the wrong direction.
    -90% of the time, his 2nd step is in the wrong direction.
    -To compensate, he’ll take a horrible angle to that will result in a 12 yard gain.
    -He’ll lead the Packers in HOP (Hands On Pile) plays. In other words, he’s the first guy to the recently tackled player.
    -Within days he’ll have 8 part high-five celebrations with every member of the defense. You’ll ask yourself how did he have time to do that so quickly. (It really matters to him).
    -He’ll celebrate a big hit after a 15 yard gain while your team is down 17 points with 2 minutes to go in the game.

    On top of that Aaron Rodgers will despise him within a month.

    I watch a lot of Cowboys games…

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