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Notebook: Smith's Experience With 3-4 A Plus

Discussion in 'Official Packers.com News' started by News Bot, Jun 10, 2009.

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    Apr 18, 2009
    Anthony Smith's time with the No. 1 defense is expected to end once starters Nick Collins and Atari Bigby return to the field, but for now, the fourth-year safety is looking to help in the defense's transition to the 3-4 scheme that he is familiar with from his time in Pittsburgh.

    During the past three weeks of OTAs, Smith has worked with the first unit opposite third-year safety Aaron Rouse with Bigby still recovering from offseason ankle surgery and Collins absent from the voluntary workouts.

    "They already know what I can do," Smith said. "That's why they brought me here. With those guys being out, obviously I'm getting a lot more reps with the ones. It not only helps me but it helps everybody else."

    Smith signed with the Packers as a free agent in March after spending his first three seasons with the Steelers, who drafted him in the third round in 2006. Smith started the final four games of his rookie season in '06 when starter Ryan Clark was injured, an..


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