At some point, there will be offseason football and decisions to be made with 11 free agents. We use this multipart series to talk about the players and the issues surrounding the world champions. We continue with veteran safety Anthony Smith.
Anthony Smith, who surprisingly was released by the Packers in training camp last year, fortifies the safety position.
October 18, 2010
Anthony Smith, who was signed in free agency, has proven to be a playmaker in three preseason games. After intercepting a pass on Monday, coordinator Dom Capers hinted that Smith and Atari Bigby are battling for the starting job.
August 31, 2009
In Part 12 of our position-by-position look at training camp, we look at a group in which Nick Collins and Atari Bigby are impact starters.
The free agent has starting experience, knows the scheme and is a solid insurance policy at safety, where Nick Collins wants a new contract and Collins and Atari Bigby are scheduled to be unrestricted free agents next season. Our Tyler Dunne has the story.
The wait is over. Green Bay finally signed a free agent, albeit seven days after free agency began. The Packers signed Pittsburgh Steelers safety Anthony Smith today, according to league sources. Smith is expected to provide insurance at safety.
Steelers insider Jim Wexell, author of "Steelers Nation," goes deep inside the story of why the former third-round pick fell out of favor and was not even given a restricted free agent tender. The Packers have a serious interest in the hard-hitting but mistake-prone and controversial player. This is a must-read for fans who want the real story.