Packers Release CB and Return Man Tremon Smith

Packers Cut Return Man Trevon Smith
Packers Cut Return Man Trevon Smith | Harry How/Getty Images

Tremon Smith's tenure in Green Bay is over seemingly just as it began.

The former Kansas City Chief was the Packers' kick and punt returner for the last month and a half, but Matt Lafleur has seen enough of Smith, and granted him his release.

Smith was drafted by the Chiefs in the sixth round of the 2018 draft as a cornerback out of Central Arkansas. Smith played sparingly on defense, as he has made just five tackles in his NFL career, but averaged 26.8 yards per kickoff return in 2018, including a 97-yard return.

Green Bay scooped him up, and he churned out a respectable 23.3 yards-per-return. Punts were less successful, as he managed zero total yards on four returns.

To replace Smith in the return game, Green Bay has signed former San Jose State running back and Houston Texans return man Tyler Ervin.

Smith wasn't really moving the needle either way as a returner, so maybe some new blood in the form of Ervin is what wakes up this dormant special teams group.