Packers release return specialist Tremon Smith

Published: Dec. 2, 2019 at 4:31 PM CST
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The Packers announced that they have released kick/punt return specialist Tremon Smith.

Green Bay has struggled on punt returns this season. The Packers sit at -8 yards returned this year. If Green Bay maintains that pace, the Packers would be the worst punt return team of all-time. The current 16-game record is held by the 2015 San Diego Chargers who managed only 84 yards. The all-time record is held by the 1965 St. Louis Cardinals who finished with 27 yards.

Smith took over for Darrius Shepherd after Week 6 when Shepherd fumbled a punt against the Lions.

The Packers have reportedly signed Tyler Ervin from the Jaguars to presumably take over the kick/punt return duties.

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