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91 Preston Smith OLB

Green Bay Packers

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March 13, 2021 01:48 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Restructures deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith and the Packers have restructured his contract in order to lower the team's salary cap number, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Smith has agreed to a pay cut that will reduce his base salary to $1 million, while he'll also receive a $6.5 million signing bonus to go along with the opportunity to earn $4.4 million back in incentives. He only tallied four sacks in 2020 in what was ultimately seen as a disapointing season. As a result, he was seen as a potential release candidate for the Packers. Instead, he worked with the team and will presumably go into 2021 competing for playing time on the edge with Rashan Gary opposite Za'Darius Smith.

December 2, 2020 11:24 AM
Packers' Preston Smith: Returns fumble for TD
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith had three tackles (two solo), a sack and he returned a fumble for a touchdown during Sunday's 41-25 win over the Bears.

This season has been a struggle for the 28-year-old, so it was a welcome sight to see him pick up a sack and a scoop-and-score during Sunday's divisional matchup. Smith has only 2.5 sacks through 11 games this season, though two of those sacks have come within the past three games.

October 25, 2020 11:44 AM
Packers' Preston Smith: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (shoulder) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Smith suffered the injury during last week's loss to the Buccaneers, but will suit up after practicing on a limited basis throughout the week. With the veteran ready to play, he's expected to handle his usual starting role at linebacker.

October 24, 2020 12:32 AM
Packers' Preston Smith: Listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Texans.

This injury may have popped up in Week 6 against the Buccaneers as Smith played a season-low 66 percent of the team's defensive snaps. He was limited in practice all week, though, so there is optimism that he'll suit up in Sunday's contest. Rashan Gary likely would start at outside linebacker if Smith were to be ruled out.

September 22, 2020 04:20 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Gets to QB in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith recorded three tackles and 0.5 sacks in Sunday's 42-21 win over the Lions.

Smith got to the QB for the first time this season, although he notched just a half sack. While he's still logging starting reps -- he played 93 percent of snaps -- Za'Darius Smith and Rashan Gary have been more effective pass rushers, combining for 3.5 sacks thus far. Preston is due for a positive bump at some point after racking up 12 sacks in 2019, but Week 3 against the Saints will be tough, as Drew Brees has been sacked just once this season.

January 20, 2020 08:32 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Piles up 12 sacks in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith, who recorded two sacks over two playoff games, recorded 56 tackles, 12 sacks and four pass breakups over 16 regular-season contests in 2019.

The Packers got immediate return after making a splash in free agency to sign Za'Darius and Preston Smith. The two tormented opponents this year, ranking sixth and eighth in the league, respectively, in sacks. Both are under contract for another three seasons, so they're just getting started in the NFC North.

January 17, 2020 06:52 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Sheds injury designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's NFC Championship Game in San Francisco, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

Smith practiced in a limited capacity all week, but it was enough to avoid a designation following him into the weekend, when he'll look to make an impact via his pass-rushing prowess.

January 16, 2020 07:32 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Ankle injury lingers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was limited in Wednesday's practice due to an ankle injury.

Smith's practice reps were also capped leading into the divisional-round win over Seattle, but the injury didn't stop him from generating two sacks and two solo tackles. The dangerous pass rusher will have two more chances to upgrade his activity prior to Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the 49ers.

January 13, 2020 04:36 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Makes big play in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith had two sacks in Sunday's divisional-round win over the Seahawks.

Smith was slowed by an ankle injury last week at practice, but he was not affected Sunday, getting to Russell Wilson twice, including on Seattle's final offensive play of the game.

January 10, 2020 06:48 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Set for divisional round
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's divisional-round contest versus the Seahawks, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

The Packers capped Smith's practice reps this week due to an ankle issue, but it won't stop him from suiting up Sunday. As the owner of 12 regular-season sacks , he'll be looking to bring down Russell Wilson versus a front that gave up the ninth-most sacks (three per game) in 2019.

January 8, 2020 05:48 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Battling ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Smith isn't full speed for the team's first official postseason practice, and it'll be worth keeping an eye on his status leading up to Sunday's divisional-round matchup versus the Seahawks. The 27-year-old outside linebacker has racked up 12 sacks this season, and his pass-rushing prowess will be necessary to contain the elusive Russell Wilson. He'll have two more practices to get back to full speed.

December 25, 2019 12:04 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Half a sack on Monday night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith had three tackles and half of a sack during Monday's victory over the Vikings.

While it was the other Smith on the Packers who stole the show Monday, Smith seemingly played well all game and was able to help his counterpart, Za'Darius Smith, take down Kirk Cousins on one occasion. The duo will possibly have an even easier matchup in Sunday's season finale against a reeling Lions team that will again be trotting out backup-caliber quarterback David Blough.

December 16, 2019 03:08 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: No sacks in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith made five tackles -- one for a loss -- in Sunday's 21-13 win over the Bears.

Smith notched 1.5 sacks in the season opener against the Bears, but they contained him better in this outing. The fifth-year linebacker will look to keep building on his career-best 11.5 sacks in Week 16's clash against the Vikings.

December 10, 2019 06:36 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Logs another sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was credited with two solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's win over the Redskins.

With 11.5 sacks on the season, Smith now sits sixth on the NFL sack leaders list. He's registered at least half a sack in eight of his 13 games this season.

November 27, 2019 09:40 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Contributes to shared sack Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith recorded three tackles (one solo) and a half-sack in Sunday's 37-8 loss to the 49ers.

Smith has racked up 3.5 sacks over the Packers' last three contests, already amassing a career-high 10.5 sacks in his first season with Green Bay. A favorable matchup awaits in Week 13 against a Giants offensive line that has struggled against the pass rush, ceding 35 sacks to opposing defenses through Week 12.

November 12, 2019 07:44 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Sack machine Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith made six tackles (five solo) and two sacks in Sunday's 24-18 win over the Panthers.

Smith's fantastic season rolled on Sunday, as he's now up to 41 tackles, 10 sacks and an interception through 10 games this year. He and Za'Darius Smith have now accounted for 18.5 sacks, combining for one of the fiercest pass rushes in the league. They'll get a tougher matchup in Week 12, however, as the Packers head to the West Coast to take on the 49ers following their bye week.

November 5, 2019 07:36 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Matches career high
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith posted seven tackles (five solo) and a sack in Sunday's 26-11 loss to the Chargers.

This was Smith's best tackling performance of the year, and he's now matched a career high of eight sacks through just nine games. Preston and Za'Darius Smith have combined to serve one of the most dynamic pass-rushing duos in the league, accounting for 16.5 of the team's 22 sacks and both slotting in the top eight leaguewide.

October 15, 2019 01:12 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Tacks on another 1.5 sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith had four tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks in Monday's victory over the Lions.

Smith recorded at least one sack for the fourth time in six games, and now has seven on the season -- the third best mark in the league, and just one tally short of his career high.

October 8, 2019 12:28 AM
Packers' Preston Smith: Another sack Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith recorded four tackles (three solo) a sack and a pass defensed across 54 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

Smith now has 5.5 sacks on the year and is the clubhouse leader in Green Bay. He is currently on track to have his best statistical season. Smith will look to continue his dominant play Monday night against the Lions.

September 24, 2019 06:48 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Dominant performance Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith logged five tackles (four solo), three sacks and one forced fumble during Sunday's 27-16 win over the Broncos.

Through three contests this season, Smith has already surpassed his 2018 sack total. The fifth-year pro appears to have found his rhythm in Green Bay and could prove a valuable weekly IDP asset if he's able to maintain consistency as a pass rusher.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13@ MINW 43-3400000000
Sun 09/20vs DETW 42-212130.50000
Sun 09/27@ NOW 37-3012300000
Mon 10/05vs ATLW 30-1620200000
Sun 10/18@ TBL 10-3810100000
Sun 10/25@ HOUW 35-2021300000
Sun 11/01vs MINL 22-2830300000
Thu 11/05@ SFW 34-1711200100
Sun 11/15vs JACW 24-2041510000
Sun 11/22@ INDL 31-3431400000
Sun 11/29vs CHIW 41-2521310000
Sun 12/06vs PHIW 30-163250.50100
Sun 12/13@ DETW 31-2420200000
Sat 12/19vs CARW 24-1612310000
Sun 12/27vs TENW 40-1421300100
Sun 01/03@ CHIW 35-1600000000
Sat 01/16vs LARW 32-1821300200
Sun 01/24vs TBL 26-3121300000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2021GB00000000000
2020GB1613422913400013
2019GB16165636201215504
2018WAS1616533023413313
2017WAS161642311182261804
2016WAS161639221751222203
2015WAS162352411800004
Total9679266 172.094 40.555622220
 
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Height/Weight:
6-5/265
Birthdate:
11/17/1992
Age:
28
Hometown:
Lithonia, GA
School:
Mississippi State
NFL Experience:
7
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