Packers C Evan Dietrich-Smith
Tom Silverstein has been a busy guy, first reporting on the resigning of defensive end/nose tackle BJ Raji and now reporting that center Evan Dietrich-Smith has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
#Packers lose their first free agent. C Evan Dietrich-Smith is signing with Tampa Bay, according to an NFL source.
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Pro Football Talk first reported that Packers free agent C Evan Dietrich-Smith will visit with the Buccaneers.
Dietrich-Smith, 28, proved to be one of the better centers in the league this season. Green Bay has done a good job of acquiring quality depth on the offensive line, and re-signing Dietrich-Smith would finalize the rebuilding process.
The Buccaneers are in the process...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Most Green Bay Packers players who are about to hit free agency find some way of publicly stating that their preference is to re-sign with the team. James Jones did just that this year, as did John Kuhn and Mike Neal. Whether they truly meant it or just found it to be the best thing to say in the situation, the three of them represent the vast majority.
Green Bay center Evan Dietrich-Smith has left its game at Detroit with a knee injury, and his return is questionable.
Dietrich-Smith is the lineman who was stomped on by Detroit's Ndamukong Suh in a Thanksgiving game two years ago. On Thursday, he appeared to have his right foot stepped on by a teammate while blocking near the end of the second quarter. After remaining down...
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November 28, 2013
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith has signed his one-year restricted free-agent tender.
Dietrich-Smith was given the lowest qualifying offer, which carries a value of 1.323 million. Though Green Bay had a right to match any offer to Dietrich-Smith, there would have been no compensation associated with it if another team had successfully signed him...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Lions defensive star Ndamukong Suh wasn't contrite in the immediate hours after stomping on the arm of Packers offensive line Evan Dietrich-Smith during the Thanksgiving Day game between the two NFC playoff-bound teams.
But apparently he had a change of heart a few days later.
Dietrich-Smith revealed Wednesday that Suh called him to apologize once the stomp...
Earlier on Thursday, we shared the story from former Packers player Matt Brock who says Ndamukong Suh may have stomped on Evan Dietrich-Smith because he was frustrated after having his shoelaces untied by the Packers guard all game. Brock says current Packers offensive line coach, James Campen, told him that was part of their plan [...]