Packers sign CB Tremon Smith to active roster

TE Evan Baylis and WR Darrius Shepherd released 


The Green Bay Packers signed CB Tremon Smith to the active roster from the practice squad and released TE Evan Baylis and WR Darrius Shepherd. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transactions Tuesday.

(tray-mon) Smith, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound second-year player out of Central Arkansas, rejoins the Packers' active roster afer spending the past couple weeks on Green Bay's practice squad. He was claimed off waivers by Green Bay from the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 17 and played in three games for the Packers before being released. He was originally selected by the Chiefs in the sixth round (No. 196 overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he played cornerback, appearing in 14 games with one start during the regular season and playing in both postseason contests. During the regular season, Smith returned 33 kicks for 886 yards (26.8 avg.), including a career-long 97-yard return at New England in Week 6. His 26.8-yard average per kickoff return ranked No. 4 in the NFL in 2018 among qualifiers. This past training camp, he moved to running back before being moved back to defense. Smith appeared in one game for the Chiefs this season. He will wear No. 27 for the Packers.