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Panthers | Six signed to futures deals

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:03:04 -0800

The Carolina Panthers signed OT Kevin Hughes, OT Oscar Johnson, OG Phillip Manley, CB De'Quan Menzie, LB D.J. Smith and DT Casey Walker to futures contracts Friday, Jan. 3.

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Texans | D.J. Smith signs

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:47:43 -0800

The Houston Texans signed free-agent LB D.J. Smith (Chargers) to the active roster Wednesday, Nov. 13.

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Redskins | Slew of free-agents get workout

Tue, 01 Oct 2013 18:40:57 -0700

The Washington Redskins worked out free-agents FS Al Afalava (Titans), CB Jalil Brown (Chiefs), CB Mario Butler (Broncos), WR Arceto Clark (Seahawks), LB Justin Cole (Browns), TE Anthony Hill (Colts), LB Josh Hull (Rams), QB G.J. Kinne (Eagles), C Kevin Kowalski (Cowboys), LB Brian Rolle (Steelers), LB D.J. Smith (Chargers), OT Jason Smith (Jets), QB Nick Stephens (Cowboys), CB Ross Ventrone (Steelers) and WR Matt Willis (Lions) Tuesday, Oct. 1.

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Lions | Five work out

Tue, 10 Sep 2013 05:24:20 -0700

The Detroit Lions worked out free-agent FB Brad Smelley (Eagles); and LBs Stevenson Sylvester (Steelers), LB Jamar Chaney (Eagles), Jason Williams (Panthers) and D.J. Smith (Chargers).

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Chargers | D.J. Smith cut

Sun, 01 Sep 2013 18:14:43 -0700

The San Diego Chargers cut LB D.J. Smith Sunday, Sept. 1, according to a source.

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Chargers | D.J. Smith progressing nicely

Sun, 25 Aug 2013 19:19:55 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB D.J. Smith (knee) has been playing well, as he makes his way back from a knee ailment. "Every day he is getting more and more comfortable. With any injury it's just a matter of getting (your) confidence back. He has done a nice job of working extremely hard with the staff to get his strength and flexibility back," head coach Mike McCoy said Sunday, Aug. 25.

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Chargers | D.J. Smith practices

Thu, 25 Jul 2013 10:35:04 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB D.J. Smith (knee) participated in practice Thursday, July 25. Smith is currently working with the third team, but is likely to get moved to the second team.

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Chargers | D.J. Smith avoids PUP

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:08:25 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB D.J. Smith (knee), who was claimed in April, has not participated in workouts since joining the team. That's because he has been rehabbing a torn anterior cruciate ligament. However, it appears he will be ready to practice in some capacity during training camp.

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Chargers | D.J. Smith signed

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.

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Packers | Two released

Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:15:44 -0700

The Green Bay Packers released RB Brandon Saine and LB D.J. Smith Wednesday, April 24.

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Packers | D.J. Smith to IR

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.

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Packers | Brad Jones becomes starter

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.

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Packers | D.J. Smith out for season

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.

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Packers | D.J. Smith leaves game

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.

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Packers | D.J. Smith seeing more time

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.

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Packers | A.J. Hawk not expected to lose time to D.J. Smith

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.

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Packers | D.J. Smith won't compete with A.J. Hawk

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.

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Packers | Jamari Lattimore, Brad Jones might be fighting for same spot

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.

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Packers | D.J. Smith to make second straight start

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.

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Packers | Sign seven draft picks

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.

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Packers | D.J. Smith to be used inside

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.

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Packers | Trio of defenders picked late

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.

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