Packers Have Plans For S Anthony Smith

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    Players don't win NFL jobs in voluntary, non-contact practices in June. That said, it certainly doesn't hurt former Steeler Anthony Smith's case that he is out there practicing with the Green Bay Packers' first-team defense this spring while both of last year's starting safeties, Nick Collins and Atari Bigby, sit out. And having signed with the Packers in March after three seasons with the Steelers, Smith has a leg up on learning the 3-4 defensive alignment new Green Bay defensive coordinator Dom Capers is installing this offseason. "He was the furthest ahead of anybody when we started this process," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said this week. "He looks very natural out there. He's an athletic safety. I can see why people were as high on him as they are, and I think he'll definitely factor in our safety group."

    Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette