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Rookie LB Smith 'big enough' for Packers

9:22 PM, Dec. 14, 2011
Green Bay Packers linebacker D.J. Smith celebrates after making an interception in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders at Lambeau Field.
Green Bay Packers linebacker D.J. Smith celebrates after making an interception in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders at Lambeau Field.
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D.J. Smith already looks like a starting-caliber inside linebacker.

The sixth-round draft pick has started the past two games because of injuries and will remain there only until Desmond Bishop comes back from a strained calf, which could be in a week or two. But especially after Smith's play last week against Oakland, there's reason to think the undersized rookie has a bright future with the Green Bay Packers.

"Good football player," said Reggie McKenzie, the Packers' director of football operations. "A player that's going to help us win games wherever you put him. Guys like that, when you ...

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