Green Bay Packers Work Out Kick Returners

Days after releasing kick returner/ receiver Jeremy Ross, the Packers have decided to bring in two potential replacements for workouts. Those players, defensive back B.J Hill of the Green Bay Blizzard, a member of the IFL,  and former Georgia Tech running back Orwin Smith, both of whom have kick return experience.

Georgia Tech running back Orwin Smith eludes Middle Tennessee State defenders in the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Rich Addicks)

Georgia Tech running back Orwin Smith eludes Middle Tennessee State defenders in the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Rich Addicks)

Hill’s workout is perhaps the most entertaining, as it shows GM Ted Thompson’s willingness to find talent in unconventional places for football players. Hill, a four year veteran of the Indoor Football League, played his college ball at Ball State. In 13 games, he has accumulated four return touchdowns and 695 return yards.

While Smith hasn’t been as great, he did fairly well in college. At Georgia Tech, he averaged 21.2 yards per return for a career total of 1,613 yards. In addition to kick returns, Smith can be used as a  reserve running back in case the likes of Eddie Lacy, James Starks or Johnathan Franklin happen to go down.

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