Green Bay Packers reach agreement with former Dallas Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith on 1-year deal By Rob Demovsky - October 7th, 2021
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers didn't land former All-Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore but may have found help for their defense after all in former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith.
Smith reached an agreement Thursday morning on a one-year deal, his agent, Doug Hendrickson of Wasserman, told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The move came less than 24 hours after news broke that the Packers were a potential suitor for Gilmore shortly before he was traded from the New England Patriots to the Carolina Panthers for a 2023 sixth-round draft pick. But the Packers did not have enough salary-cap space to acquire Gilmore in a trade because they would have to inherit the remaining $5.8 million of his base salary on this year's salary cap. The Packers have only about $6.5 million in cap space and still need room for the in-season moves that injuries might necessitate.