Packers claim Tremon Smith off of waivers from Chiefs

The Packers have claimed former Chiefs cornerback Tremon Smith off of waivers. 

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound second-year player out of Central Arkansas, was originally selected by the Chiefs in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

As a rookie, he played cornerback, appearing in 14 games with one start during the regular season and playing in both postseason contests. During the regular season, Smith returned 33 kicks for 886 yards (26.8 avg.), including a career-long 97-yard return at New England in Week 6.

His 26.8-yard average per kickoff return ranked No. 4 in the NFL in 2018 among qualifiers. This past training camp he moved to running back before being moved back to defense. Smith appeared in one game for the Chiefs this season.

He will wear No. 27 for the Packers.

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Lare's picture

September 17, 2019 at 05:44 pm

Am wondering if they'll use Smith as KR & gunner on special teams and if it'll signal a promotion on offense for Davis. Allison and MVS haven't exactly taken control of the #2 WR spot thus far.

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PatrickGB's picture

September 17, 2019 at 07:12 pm

“PackerAaron” , I wonder where you got the idea for your screen name ;-)
Another Smith!
I wonder if he is any good at DB?
The latest Smith shows that even Special Teams are also part of Guties upgrade program. He keeps churning and churning the whole roster to make sure that this team finds good personnel. And he doesn’t have to break the bank in order to do so. Also, I have heard that he has been in on a lot of other conversations for other players. Next, I would not be surprised if he looks for another player before the season is out. And perhaps it’s on offense this next time.

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Misttackles's picture

September 17, 2019 at 07:27 pm

Good move by packers

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splitpea1's picture

September 17, 2019 at 07:50 pm

Nice to get a versatile player like this.

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Since'61's picture

September 17, 2019 at 09:30 pm

Possible replacement for Raven Greene plus a probable Special Teamer. Pretty soon the Packers will become the Green Bay Smiths. Thanks, Since ‘61

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Daren726's picture

September 17, 2019 at 09:51 pm

I was thinking replacement also. I like the kickoff return ability. That’s a big plus for special teams. I think they will take a look and if he’s a keeper he will stick. If not Gute will let him go and keep looking. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a couple more new faces before the season is over.

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Spike Hyzer's picture

September 17, 2019 at 10:03 pm

Cut Davis and activate Lazzard.

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Jonathan Spader's picture

September 18, 2019 at 12:21 am

8.07 RAS score for the new addition. By comparison Tramon Williams had an 8.03.

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Barnacle's picture

September 19, 2019 at 10:37 am

Smith’s KR average minus the one big one was 24.7 yards on the other 32 returns. Take a knee and we are at the 25 with minimal risk?

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

September 18, 2019 at 01:50 am

Tremon Smith returned punts in college as well. His stats on PR are pretty good. Smith didn't return punts in KC since the Chiefs used Tyreek Hill on punt returns. KC is using another proven punter returner in 2019: DeAnthony Thomas, who has a 9.6 career average on 77 punt returns.

So, Smith is a candidate for both KR and PR. [As many know, I have defended Trevor Davis, but I am not related to him. We will see how things go.]

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sam1's picture

September 18, 2019 at 08:28 am

The Smiths seem to be the thing this in Packerland, hope they don't cough up! {See what I did there?}

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Harold Drake's picture

September 18, 2019 at 10:24 am

His value is more in the secondary given the relatively few occasions on which kickoffs are in fact being returned these days. The NFL should either move the kickoff back to the 30-yard-line or simply eliminate kickoffs since the intent is to reduce injuries anyway. Under the current system, fans are simply watching the kickers blast the ball deep into the end zone 80% of the time or whatever the exact percentage is this year.

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PatrickGB's picture

September 18, 2019 at 10:58 am

The chiefs also tried him out at RB. If the Packers did that I wonder if he would have to change his number?

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