Packers Release LB Jaylon Smith

By Adam Roberts – 11/2/2021

The Jaylon Smith era in Green Bay lasted just two games.

The team announced today the former Cowboys’ linebacker had been released not even one month after he had been signed. In his short time with the Packers, Smith recorded two total tackles.

This decision makes some sense for Green Bay; Smith clearly wasn’t performing at the rate the team had hoped for and releasing him didn’t come with a big price tag since the Cowboys are on the hook for his salary this year and Green Bay only had to pay the league minimum for him.

It also seemed inevitable since Smith was brought in mostly as filler while Krys Barnes dealt with a concussion. De’Vondre Campbell and Oren Burks have gotten plenty of snaps at the ILB position also.

Green Bay travels to Kansas City this Sunday.