Packers cutting Jaylon Smith

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Jaylon Smith‘s stint with the Packers didn’t last long.

Smith is being released by the Packers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Packers signed Smith less than a month ago after he was released by the Cowboys. The party line out of Dallas at the time was that the Cowboys were concerned about the large injury guarantee for 2022 on Smith’s contract, but his contract with the Packers has no such guarantee. Green Bay apparently just doesn’t think he’s playing well enough.

In two games as a Packer, Smith played a grand total of 27 snaps.

Smith will now try to find another team that thinks he can get the job done after both the Cowboys and the Packers felt that he wasn’t.

33 responses to “Packers cutting Jaylon Smith

  1. Looks like a candidate for the Vikings. He’ll blend right in by not playing up to expectations.

  2. Too bad. Before the injury he was a tremendous player, but there was a reason he was available.

  3. He’ll fit right in with the Dolphins. They specialize in players who are not nearly as good as people expect them to be……..

  4. This was their marquee signing after the squabble with Rodgers. The GM is brutal in GB.

  5. Seemed to give effort, but the transmission just didn’t work.
    And the “brutal” GM in Green Bay has assembled a team that’s in first place without 33% of its preferred starters. I think they’ll keep him.

  6. The Packers did not take long to find out Jaylon Smith is not a good football player.
    What took the Cowboys so long?

  7. The Cowboys just lost Jabril Cox for the year last week so maybe he comes back to Dallas.

  8. It’s too bad, I was hoping he’d have a little juice left and make more of an impact.
    He was costing the Packers next to nothing so I imagine they’d prefer to have just about any warm body take his place.
    Weird.

  9. Salary is guaranteed for the rest of the season, he needs to sit this season out, and use the time to get in the best shape he can and find a time, that fits what he does well this off-season. Might be a 3-4 team and him on the inside.

  10. Where are all the experts who were posting that Dallas would come to regret releasing him as he was going to shine in GB?

  11. Another one of my good friends let go by this organization. Why are they doing this to me? Why? Why?

  12. Really? Because I had heard how picking this guy up off the street was so amazing.

  13. The Vikings would be a likely landing spot. You know Spielman’s motto: “If he’s not good enough for the Packers, he’s good enough for us!”

  14. I didn’t look up his career earnings, but I know his recent contract had 35 million guaranteed from Jerry.

    Hindsight he should have skipped his bowl game but who knows, even without injury, he wouldn’t be the 1st guy to not pan out after college. No matter what, 35 mill, that’s decent walking around money.

  15. D1442zzy says:
    November 2, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    The Packers did not take long to find out Jaylon Smith is not a good football player.
    What took the Cowboys so long?

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    You understand he’s a former pro bowler, right? I believe it was the Cowboys who looked at his recent performance and said “MEH” and cut him and it was the Packers who looked at the same evidence and said WE GOTTA HAVE THIS GUY

  16. Cheeseheads cut Jaylon Smith after just 4 game.
    Jerruh cut Jaylon Smith after several seasons.
    Cheeseheads>Jerruh.

  17. He must not have fawned over rodgers Halloween costume.
    Seriously has anyone ever seen an adult man so full of himself because of his Halloween costume?

  18. Seriously has ever seen a grown man so scared of being wrong he never makes a prediction? And avoids talking about football because his own favorite team just isn’t very good? Don’t worry though, the way Aaron is playing Cheese has another five years to milk his extensive Rodgers obsession.

  19. howley54 says:
    November 2, 2021 at 4:51 pm
    D1442zzy says:
    November 2, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    The Packers did not take long to find out Jaylon Smith is not a good football player.
    What took the Cowboys so long?

    ————————

    You understand he’s a former pro bowler, right? I believe it was the Cowboys who looked at his recent performance and said “MEH” and cut him and it was the Packers who looked at the same evidence and said WE GOTTA HAVE THIS GUY

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    You do understand the only reason Jaylon Smith was a pro bowler was because he played for the
    Cowboys. If you watched Cowboy games like I do, you would have notice Smith making most of his
    tackles 8 yards past the line of scrimmage. I guess tackles like those add up and look good on
    the stat sheet but don’t make you a pro bowler.

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