Aug 23, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Brian Leonard (40) finds a hole for a first down as Green Bay Packers linebacker DJ Smith (51) attempts to make a tackle during the pre-season game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Sign LB DJ Smith

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The San Diego Chargers signed former Packer DJ Smith to join the linebacker group.

The Packers released Smith on Wednesday. The linebacker started the first six games for the Packers in 2012 before suffering a season ending knee injury against the Texans. Smith recorded 80 tackles, two sacks, and one interception over 22 games with the Pack from 2011-12 – via Fitzy

He can’t be looked at as the starter for or team but will be good depth. He is coming back from an injury and will have to prove that he is all healed up. He was looked at as the starter for the Packers at the start of last season, but suffered an injury that killed his season.

He is undersized for a middle backer but it seemed that a few Packers fans were upset about letting him go. He could be a good steal for the team. Definitely will be nice to add depth to that part of the roster.

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