The Atlanta Falcons leading rusher in 2001, Smith subsequently re-signed with Atlanta in the interim (Oct. 22) and had been inactive for two games before being released Nov. 22.
The 6-foot, 235-pound Smith, a third-year professional, had started 12 out of 16 games for the Falcons last season and paced Atlanta's ground game with 760 yards in 237 attempts, a 3.2-yard average, and 5 touchdowns, assuming full-time duties after Jamal Anderson was lost in Week Three with a knee injury. He also was Atlanta's second-leading scorer with 36 points on 6 touchdowns (one receiving) and seventh-leading receiver with 19 catches for 230 yards, a 12.1-yard average.
Originally signed by the Falcons as a free agent in 2000 out of North Carolina A&T, Smith made the Atlanta roster following a strong preseason showing as a rookie when he led the team in rushing with 150 yards and a 4.4-yards per carry average.
Smith, who joined the Packers on the practice field today, has been reassigned jersey No. 43.