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'Fun' formation puts Dietrich-Smith back in play

7:25 PM, Nov. 2, 2012
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With injuries quickly mounting, the Green Bay Packers returned to a familiar wrinkle in their offensive scheme during practice a few weeks ago.

It wasn't fancy, just the time-tested formation of bringing in a sixth offensive lineman, center-guard Evan Dietrich-Smith, to work at tight end and create another look for the run game.

As the weeks passed, the package took on a life of its own. With fullback John Kuhn (hamstring) sitting out last Sunday's game against Jacksonville, the Packers called Dietrich-Smith into action on four offensive plays that gained 15 yards. ...

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