Packers claim cornerback after having to place Raven Greene on IR
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- After linebacker/safety Raven Greene went down with a pretty bad ankle injury in Sunday's game, the Green Bay Packers are adding a cornerback to replace him. Greene is headed to the injury reserve list, but could still return this season.
The Packers announced Tuesday that they are adding CB Tremon Smith to the team. Smith was just waived by the Kansas City Chiefs last week.
Smith is a 5-foot-11, 190-pound second-year player out of Central Arkansas. The Chiefs took him in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft (No. 196 overall).
While with the Chiefs, Smith appeared in 14 games, but only made one start, in his rookie season.
Smith, a fast runner, who ran the 40-yard-dash in 4.32 at his college pro day in 2018, can also return kicks. In 2018, he returned 33 kicks for 886 yards, a 26.8-yard average.
Smith will wear No. 27 for the Packers.