Packers reach 1-year deal with Jaylon Smith
The 2016 second-round pick was a surprise release by the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday.
Dallas severed ties with Smith despite owing him the remainder of his $7.2-million salary minus offsets. The Cowboys attempted to trade him before the release.
Smith made the Pro Bowl in 2019 but has declined since then. He lost playing time this season after Dallas signed Keanu Neal in free agency and drafted Micah Parsons and Jabril Cox to reinforce its linebacker corps.
Smith, 26, has tallied over 100 tackles over the last three seasons and has 18 tackles in four games in 2021. He'll join a Packers defense that has surrendered the sixth-fewest yards in the NFL this season but lacks speed at the linebacker position.