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Newcomer Smith Starting Fresh

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    Safety Anthony Smith doesn't concern himself with how or why he fell out of favor in Pittsburgh last season.

    He'd prefer simply to look at his free-agent arrival in Green Bay as a new beginning, and with that in mind, his focus is forward, as it should be for a 25-year-old who has proven he has the athleticism to play in the NFL.

    "I'm coming in here, really to re-start my career and get re-established," Smith said this week after finishing one of his offseason workouts. "I'm just coming here to get a fresh start, and whatever they ask me to do, I'm going to do it."

    Originally a third-round draft choice of the Steelers in 2006, Smith started at safety the final four games of his rookie season when regular starter Ryan Clark was injured. He started another 10 games in 2007, mostly for an injured Clark, and then was relegated to a reserve in 2008 when Clark returned to the lineup.

    But last season, he saw very little action from scrimmage as a backup, ..

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