Packers release return specialist Tremon Smith
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.