Packers Release RB Brandon Saine and LB DJ Smith
According to the Green Bay Packers team website, the team has releasedÂ running backÂ Brandon Saine and linebacker DJ Smith. The transactions were announcedÂ by Packers GM Ted Thompson.
Both were lost to season-ending knee injuries last season and even more ironically, during the same week six game against the Houston Texans.Â Both players reportedly failed a physical exam.
SaineÂ appeared in a handful of games in 2011 and 2012.Â Â He was acquired as anÂ undrafted free agent out of Ohio State in 2011.
Smith was drafted in 2011 with one of the teamâ€™s three sixth-round pick.Â Smith played in 22 games and had claimed a starting role after the loss of inside linebacker Desmond Bishop during the 2012 pre season.Â Â Smith appeared in six games in 2012 before suffering a season-ending knee injury at Houston in Week 6.
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