Packer Links: Clifton Smith and Gerald Alexander In For Workouts, Looking Ahead to Philly

From the Press-Gazette: The Green Bay Packers workout two players. Normally it's not a big deal when the Packers schedule workouts during the season. They do it all the time just to keep their information on available free agents current in case they need to make a quick addition. However, with these two workouts it appears they are still looking to tweak the roster.

 - KR Clifton Smith. The former 2008 Pro Bowl player returned a kickoff for a TD against the Packers last season. He didn't seem like a typical player for GM Ted Thompson. I can't ever recall having a kick return specialist on the roster who didn't have some future as a position player. Apparently the feeling was mutual because Jason Wilde reported that Smith has signed with the Dolphins.

 - S Gerald Alexander was described by Alfie at Big Cat Country as "their best safety" who is "adequate at everything." Neither S Derrick Martin or S Charlie Peprah have a solid hold onto a roster spot, so Alexander could supplant one of those players. Ironically, one of the stars of the 2009 preseason was S Anthony Smithwho has won the starting strong safety job in Jacksonville this season. It looks like Jaguar fans aren't sorry to see Alexander go.

I'm just starting to look ahead to the Eagles. The week 3 game against the Chiefs was supposed to show what their new offense could do under QB Kevin Kolb, but it turned out to be a dud. Over at Bleeding Green Nation is a reminder that it was just one preseason game and there is no need to panic.

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