Smith will be competing against Tony Fisher and Najeh Davenport for the right to back up Green. The Packers likely are looking for different ways to lessen the load on Green, who played the last quarter of the 2002 season with a knee injury. Green led the Packers with 1,240 yards rushing on 286 attempts. He also caught 57 passes for 393 yards in 14 regular season games.
Smith has scored 27 touchdowns in the past three years. He began his pro career with Seattle. He moved on to Miami where he had 2,107 rushing yards over the 2000 and 2001 seasons. His 309 carries set a Miami team record in 2000 and his 14 rushing touchdowns and 16 total touchdowns tied for second in the American Football Conference and third in the NFL that season.
Chatman, a former University of Cincinnati star, broke the Arena Football League's all-purpose yards record this year, amassing 3,678 yards in 18 games. He was the Bearcats' leader in both receiving yards (609) and all-purpose yards (1,257) as a senior in 2000.