Packers sign LB Jaylon Smith

LB Chauncey Rivers placed on injured reserve

LB Jaylon Smith

The Green Bay Packers have signed LB Jaylon Smith and placed LB Chauncey Rivers on injured reserve. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transactions Thursday.

(JAY-lin) Smith, a 6-foot-2, 235-pound, fifth-year player out of Notre Dame, was originally selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round (No. 34 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. The two-time Pro Bowler (2018-19) played in 68 games with 56 starts for the Cowboys, including starting all 16 games each season from 2018-20. Smith registered 596 tackles (408 solo), 19 tackles for a loss, nine sacks, 30 QB pressures, two interceptions, 20 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown). He also started both postseason contests he played for Dallas (2018), recording 16 tackles (12 solo), two QB pressures and a pass defensed. Smith led the Cowboys in tackles for three consecutive seasons (2018-20), posting 150-plus tackles each year (150, 168, 161). He was the first Cowboys defender to top 150 tackles in three straight seasons since LB Bradie James (2008-10). Smith earned Dallas' Ed Block Courage award in 2017 after returning from a knee injury suffered in his final college game. Smith will wear No. 9 for the Packers. 

K JJ Molson has switched to No. 11.


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