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Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:27:01 -0700
The San Diego Chargers have signed free-agent LB D.J. Smith (Packers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:15:44 -0700
The Green Bay Packers released RB Brandon Saine and LB D.J. Smith Wednesday, April 24.
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:22:18 -0700
The Green Bay Packers placed LB D.J. Smith (knee) on the Injured Reserve Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:06:14 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB Brad Jones is expected to move into the starting lineup in Week 7 following the season-ending injury to LB D.J. Smith (knee). LB Robert Francois might also be another option, as he was a fill-in starter back in 2010.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:10:35 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB D.J. Smith (knee) will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury he suffered in Week 6.
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 19:31:51 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB D.J. Smith (knee) left the Week 6 game against the Houston Texans in the first half due to a knee injury, and he will not return. LB Brad Jones replaced him in the lineup.
Thu, 16 Aug 2012 17:01:15 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB D.J. Smith has received more playing time since LB Desmond Bishop (hamstring) injured his hamstring. As of now, Smith will play all of the snaps in the base defense, one of the two linebacker spots in the nickel defense and the middle linebacker in the dime defense.
Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:16:57 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB D.J. Smith is not expected to take away any playing time from LB A.J. Hawk because he is not Hawk's backup in the 3-4 defense. Defensive coordinator Dom Capers said he believes Smith can play the position even though he currently is the backup to LB Desmond Bishop.
Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:38:55 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB D.J. Smith will not compete with LB A.J. Hawk because Smith doesn't play the same position as Hawk on defense. Smith serves as the backup to Hawk in the team's 3-4 defense. "You can say it's kind of minor, but it's kind of a big difference," Smith said. "It's still a middle linebacker, but one position (Hawk's) has more responsibility than the other. When it comes to A.J.'s spot, he's the signal caller. He's the guy that runs the show. He's the quarterback of the whole thing. He gets guys lined up, ready to go and makes all the checks when things switch around." LB Desmond Bishop is the "mack" linebacker while Hawk is the "buck" linebacker in this system. LB Robert Francois is likely Hawk's backup in case of injury.
Sun, 17 Jun 2012 18:12:12 -0700
Green Bay Packers LBs Jamari Lattimore and Brad Jones have been moved inside, and those two might be fighting for one roster spot. LB D.J. Smith also showed speed at ILB, and he figures to get on the field in some defensive packages.
Fri, 09 Dec 2011 22:32:02 -0800
Green Bay Packers LB D.J. Smith is expected to make his second consecutive start in Week 14 against the Oakland Raiders in place of the injured LB Desmond Bishop (calf). He will wear the helmet speaker that's connected to the coaches. "That's how we worked all week," defensive coordinator Dom Capers said Friday, Dec. 9.
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 16:37:29 -0700
The Green Bay Packers signed seven of their draft picks Friday, July 29, to undisclosed contracts. The list includes WR Randall Cobb, TE DJ Williams, OG Caleb Schlauderaff, LB D.J. Smith, LB Ricky Elmore, TE Ryan Taylor and DE Lawrence Guy.
Sun, 15 May 2011 11:53:58 -0700
The Green Bay Packers are planning to use LB D.J. Smith as an inside linebacker in their 3-4 defensive alignment.
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 21:21:07 -0700
The Green Bay Packers added LB D.J. Smith and LB Ricky Elmore in the sixth round, while selecting DT Lawrence Guy in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. All players are simply added for depth, and neither is expected to see much of the field, except for perhaps on special teams.