ESPN insider Adam Schefter announced on Tuesday that Green Bay has officially released Smith. The writing may have been on the wall after he received zero snaps in the Packers' win over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night.
The Packers' linebacker corps was considered a weakness coming into this season, but De'Vondre Campbell has done an excellent job of carrying that unit.
Smith clearly became expendable for the Packers, but it's still shocking that this connection didn't last very long. When they first signed Smith, head coach Matt LaFleur raved about his leadership skills.
"He’s got a great presence, number one. And he’s got an infectious personality,” LaFleur told reporters. “He’s a guy on the team everybody gravitated too, and a great leader.”
Now that Smith is back on the open market, it'll be interesting to see if another team wants to take a chance on him in the middle of the season.
In 27 snaps with the Packers, Smith had just one tackle. He didn't make much of an impact for Green Bay's defense, albeit he didn't really receive a lot of playing time either.