D.J. SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP
The San Diego Chargers have picked up inside linebacker D.J. Smith, per multiple reports.
Smith was released on Monday by the Green Bay Packers due to a failed physical.
Smith, a sixth-round pick of the Pack in 2011,started six games last year before suffering a torn ACL on Oct. 14 that ended his season.
Source: National Football Post
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It took less than 24 hours for inside linebacker D.J. Smith to find a new team. One day after the Green Bay Packers released him, the 24-year-old signed with the San Diego Chargers.
Smith's agent, Lamont Smith, announced the signing via Twitter.
Smith, the Packers' sixth-round pick in 2011, was surprisingly cuton Wednesday. He started six games for the...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Chargers have claimed former Packers LB D.J. Smith off of waivers.
Green Bay surprisingly waived Smith on Wednesday, with the move being listed as a failed physical. A source told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the move was likely to create an additional roster spot for their draft class and undrafted free agents.
Last year, Smith suffered...
NFL News: The Green Bay Packers have waived ILB D.J. Smith. Even though Smith tore his ACL in October of 2012, he had played well for the Packers in 9 starts and was even touted as being one of the most underrated players on the defense. This move is kind of shocking but also may spell worries for Smith’s knee and it’s possible that he’s dealing with complications coming back...
The Green Bay Packers have released running back Brandon Saine and linebacker D.J. Smith.
Saine signed with the Packers as a non-drafted free agent out of Ohio State in July 2011. He rushed for 69 yards on 18 carries and caught 10 passes for 69 yards as a rookie in 2011.
Saine appeared in six games in 2012 before a knee injury at Houston ended his season.
The Packers drafted Smith...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2013
According to the Green Bay Packers team website, the team has released running back Brandon Saine and linebacker DJ Smith. The transactions were announced by Packers GM Ted Thompson. Both were lost to season-ending knee injuries last season and even more ironically, during the same week six game against the Houston Texans.
Saine appeared in a handful of games in 2011 and 2012...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Knee injuries suffered by two Green Bay Packers players in a blowout win over the Houston Texans in Week 6 last season have cost both of them a spot on the team's roster.
Most notably, the Packers released inside linebacker D.J. Smith, who started six games for Green Bay in 2012 before tearing his ACL. Smith stepped into the starting lineup for Desmond Bishop...
1) Introduction: D.J. Smith will forever be tagged as the undersized inside linebacker for the Green Bay Packers. Selected in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, scouts considered his height to be a significant drawback. Up until his injury this season, he has provided some solid depth for the Packers.
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There has been a lot of talk among Green Bay Packers fans regarding Dom Capers and his future as the team’s defensive coordinator. Saturday’s postseason loss to the San Francisco 49ers was the anvil that broke the camel’s back after a 2011 season of defensive agony, despite their overall improvement in 2012...
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D.J. Smith needs to show he's a better tackler than A.J. Hawk to win the starting job.
I had a 900-word post drafted about what D.J. Smith has to do to overtake A.J. Hawk as the Packers starting ILB alongside Desmond Bishop, but I scrapped most of it.
Why? Because what Smith has to do to win the job is simple.
He needs to tackle.
If I’m D.J. Smith, I wouldn’t even wait until...