NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 12-5-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 7-10-0

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 48 8.0 2 0 0
Post Season 3 1.5 0 0 0

Top Preston Smith News

  • Packers' Preston Smith: Another productive season

    Smith stacked up 48 tackles (28 solo), 8.0 sacks, four passes defended and two fumble recoveries over 17 games in the 2023 regular season.

    Smith played a little less than he did in 2022, but he still started every game and recorded at least 8.0 sacks for the fourth time in his five years with the Packers. He also added 1.5 sacks across the Packers' two playoff games. Green Bay could decide to move on from Smith over the offseason as he's due a $5.4 million roster bonus in March, but cutting him would incur a dead cap hit of nearly $14 million. The 31-year-old's consistent production might encourage the team to pursue a restructure instead.

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  • Packers' Preston Smith: Ready to go for divisional round

    Smith (ankle) does not carry an injury designation into Saturday's divisional-round contest versus the 49ers, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers official website reports.

    Smith was considered a limited participant at the Packers' walkthrough Wednesday and he followed it up with a limited practice session Thursday, apparently doing enough to shed an injury designation for Saturday's game. The linebacker recorded a sack and a pass deflection in Green Bay's 48-32 win over the Cowboys in the wild-card round.

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  • Packers' Preston Smith: Limited Wednesday

    Smith (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's walk-through practice.

    Smith has been dealing with the ankle issue for a couple weeks but was able to play through it in the wild-card upset of the Cowboys last weekend. After being estimated as DNP Tuesday, Wednesday's limited session in the walk-through is a good sign for his Saturday availability against the 49ers.

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  • Packers' Preston Smith: No listed activity Tuesday

    Smith (ankle) was listed as a DNP on Tuesday's estimated injury report, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

    Smith played through his ankle injury during Sunday's win at Dallas, so it's possible the Packers are just giving him extra rest. If he can manage a full practice Wednesday and/or Thursday, he could potentially shed his injury designation prior to Saturday's game in San Francisco.

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  • Packers' Preston Smith: Ready for Sunday

    Smith (ankle) has no injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Wes Hodklewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

    Smith has been hindered by an ankle injury over the last week or so, but it seems as if that issue won't stop him from suiting up in the Packers' wild-card affair. The veteran pass rusher has logged 41.5 sacks in his five-year tenure with Green Bay, and he'll look to cause problems for Dak Prescott and the Cowboys' offense Sunday.

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  • Packers' Preston Smith: Begins week estimated as limited

    Smith (ankle) was estimated as limited at Wednesday's practice walkthrough.

    Smith sat out a pair of practice sessions last week but was ultimately able to suit up for Sunday's win against Chicago. Barring any setbacks, it seems likely that he'll be able to take the field against Dallas in Sunday's wild-card contest. Smith recorded 2.5 sacks over the final three weeks of the campaign and finished with 8.0 sacks overall this season.

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  • Packers' Preston Smith: Will play in key Week 18 game

    Smith (ankle) is active for Sunday's clash against Chicago.

    Smith entered the weekend deemed questionable after sitting out the first two days of Week 18 prep before logging a limited session Friday. However, he'll be able to suit up against the Bears in a game Green Bay may need to win in order to qualify for the postseason. Smith's ability to play is a boost to the Packers' pass rush, as he ranks second on the team with 8.0 sacks on the campaign entering Sunday.

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  • Packers' Preston Smith: Questionable for Sunday

    Smith (ankle) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Bears, Rob Demovsky of reports.

    Smith could be trending towards playing in Sunday's affair, as he's gone from opening the Packers' week of practice with back-to-back DNPs to a limited session Friday. If the ninth-year pro is unable to suit up in Week 18, 2023 first-round pick Lukas Van Ness would likely shoulder an increased workload in Green Bay's outside linebacker corps.

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  • Packers' Preston Smith: No go Thursday

    Smith (ankle) did not participate at the Packers' practice Thursday.

    Smith has now opened the week with back-to-back absences, first at Wednesday's walkthrough and now at the team's first actual practice session Thursday due to an ankle injury. The linebacker will look to return to practice in some capacity Friday, after which he'll receive an official injury designation for Sunday's regular-season finale versus Chicago.

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  • Packers' Preston Smith: Unavailable Wednesday

    Smith (ankle) was considered a nonparticipant at the Packers' walkthrough Wednesday.

    Smith popped up on the injury report to open the week with an ankle issue, but considering he played the entirety of the team's Week 17 win over the Vikings, it's likely something minor. The linebacker will look to dispel any concern about his availability for Sunday's massive contest with the Bears by practicing in full capacity at one of Green Bay's final two sessions this week.

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  • Packers' Preston Smith: Impactful sack in win

    Smith had one sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's 33-10 win over the Vikings.

    Smith stripped Jaren Hall late in the second quarter on a sack, causing a fumble recovered by Karl Brooks, and it led to a Jordan Love 25-yard touchdown pass to Jayden Reed three plays later. Smith is now up to 8.0 sacks this season -- just a half-sack short of his 2022 total -- and is second on the team behind Rashan Gary in that category.

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  • Packers' Preston Smith: Productive in win over Panthers

    Smith notched three tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks in Sunday's 33-30 win over the Panthers.

    Smith was able to take advantage of Carolina's poor pass protection in the narrow Week 16 win, bringing his sack total to seven through 15 appearances on the season. Green Bay finishes the regular season with consecutive divisional matchups against the Vikings and Bears, both teams that have also proven vulnerable to an aggressive pass rush.

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  • Packers' Preston Smith: Sack streak continues

    Smith totaled five tackles (two solo), including two sacks, a forced fumble and a pass deflection in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Vikings.

    Smith has now recorded a sack in three straight games, and his four sacks on the season are tied for second among Packers defenders. He is now on pace to surpass the 8.5 sacks he finished the 2022 campaign with.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 265 lbs
Birthplace: Lithonia, GA
Age: 31
School: Miss. State
Experience: 9