Friday, May 02, 2014

Packers release Practice Squad RB Orwin Smith

The Packers have released Practice Squad RB Orwin Smith, USA Today reports. Smith, a 23 year old out of Georgia Tech, signed with the team last November, never being promoted to the active roster. 

In his college career at GT, Smith was never necessarily amazing, although he did collect a solid 1,839 rushing yards and 815 receiving yards in his time with the team from 2009-2012. 

After graduating from the Atlanta-based university, Smith underwent shoulder surgery, which pretty much ended his dream of being an NFL star. His rehab took longer than expected, so he ended up having to settle for the previously-mentioned practice squad spot in Green Bay. Not that he didn't still get a chance, but as we all know that area of the league just doesn't get that much attention. 

In the end, this guy had some potential, but I guess he just didn't have enough to make the team wanna keep him. He's only been in the league for one year now, so if he's already been cut it just seems like he wasn't too impressive. Obviously, the draft's coming up, so it appears the Pack would rather use that roster spot on someone new instead of someone not. 

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