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D.J. SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ex-Packers linebacker Smith scooped up by Chargers

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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Chargers Claim Former Packers LB D.J. Smith

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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Waive ILB D.J. Smith

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...
Via FF Locker Room
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Torn ACLs lead Packers to release Smith, Saine

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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers Injury Report: D.J. Smith, Brandon Saine, Sam Shields

The Green Bay Packers have announced that they will be without starting linebacker D.J. Smith and backup running back Brandon Saine for the remainder of the season, reports Kareem Copeland of NFL.com. Smith injured his knee during the Packers’ victory over the Houston Texans Monday Sunday night. Coach Mike McCarthy didn’t offer details on Smith’s injury, just...
Via NFL Injury Report
October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Packers lose LB Smith, RB Saine for season

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Packers are now down to their third-string inside linebacker. Starter Desmond Bishop was placed on injured reserve with a torn hamstring in preseason, and now his backup, D.J. Smith, will also be out the rest of the season.Smith suffered what coach Mike McCarthy described as a "serious, serious injury" to his right knee in the second quarter of Green...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

D.J. Smith Out For The Season

Packers linebacker D.J. Smith is out for the season with a knee injury, according to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.Fantasy Spin:The injury is believed to be a torn ACL. Smith had 39 tackles, two sacks and four passes deflected in six games.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: D.J. Smith Will Be New Sensation in Titletown

Michigan Stadium was home to one of the greatest upsets in college football history.In September of 2007, Appalachian State snuck into the huge, intimidating venue and marched out with a 34-32 victory over the No. 5 Michigan Wolverines.D.J. Smith was a freshman reserve weak-side linebacker on that team.Soon after he would take over as the starter and begin setting records.He had...
Via Football Nation
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Smith not competing with Hawk for time

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- As a rookie last season, Green Bay Packers inside linebacker D.J. Smith was about as good as a sixth-round pick could be in limited opportunities. He showed so much promise that green and gold fans throughout the state of Wisconsin have been clamoring for defensive coordinator Dom Capers to find more ways to get Smith involved in a defense that gave up more passing...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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