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Evan Dietrich-Smith signs RFA tender


Packers restricted free agent center Evan Dietrich-Smith has signed his one-year tender with the club, the NFL disclosed in its Friday transactions.

Dietrich-Smith, 26, replaced Jeff Saturday as the Packers’ starting center late in the 2012 regular season. He has also played guard. In February, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy indicated that Dietrich-Smith projects best at center, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported.

The Packers held first-refusal rights on Dietrich-Smith in restricted free agency after extending him a contract offer.

Dietrich-Smith (6-2, 308) has played 45 games in four NFL seasons, with all nine starts coming in the last two campaigns.

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10 Responses to “Evan Dietrich-Smith signs RFA tender”
  1. GenXJay says: Apr 12, 2013 8:21 PM

    Never trust someone w/2 last names.

  2. richcranium2112 says: Apr 12, 2013 8:27 PM

    Let the stomping begin!

  3. jimmysee says: Apr 12, 2013 11:24 PM

    If he puts his mind to it, E D-S can be the Packers starting center for the next 10 years.

  4. axespray says: Apr 12, 2013 11:41 PM

    Ted is great at finding undrafted dudes.

    Shields/Tramon/Bush/Zombo/MD Jennings/Ross/Dujuan/Saine/Crabtree/
    EDS/Barclay/ etc.

    Don’t need to throw away millions of dollars for “A” player when you can get several players for “A” million.

  5. mjkelly77 says: Apr 12, 2013 11:49 PM

    Let the bush league untying of shoelaces during a scrum commence!!

  6. tramonisland says: Apr 13, 2013 12:21 AM

    Please sign Shields long term STAT!!

  7. farvite says: Apr 13, 2013 2:11 AM

    Super Bowl.. Book it!!………………

  8. tokyosandblaster says: Apr 13, 2013 11:21 AM

    Business as usual. Keep the steady players, get rid of aging and overpaid players. Next up, sign the best QB In the league to a record contract and watch as he becomes unquestionably the best to play the game.

  9. GenXJay says: Apr 13, 2013 1:51 PM

    ShAaron signing will create the bleeding of cheese. Fondu anyone?

  10. smartestpackerfan says: Apr 13, 2013 5:42 PM

    Where can I sell my worthless $250 piece of paper?

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