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Smith joins Packers secondary

Updated: March 7, 2009, 12:43 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

The Green Bay Packers have made their first foray into free agency, signing former Pittsburgh safety Anthony Smith.

Once regarded as a future star in Pittsburgh, Smith went from an important member of the team's secondary in 2007 to an afterthought in 2008. As a result, the Steelers did not offer Smith, a pending restricted free agent, a contract tender. A tender would have given the Steelers a right of first refusal. Instead, Smith became an unrestricted free agent.

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