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Packers' third-down sack celebrations are back on

Posted at 4:46 PM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 17:46:10-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Expect more signature celebrations after third-down sacks as soon as this weekend.

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur asked his star defenders to stop, fearing the celebrations were taking too much time.

But after Za'Darius Smith shared the news with others, LaFleur spoke to the team and said they can do the sack celebrations as long as they're done in a timely manner.

Za'Darius and Preston Smith shared their reaction to the news with reporters:

"We've got something for you guys this week, and it won't take up as much time as we've been taking," said Za'Darius Smith.

"It'll be short and sweet," added Preston Smith.

When asked what it could be, Za'Darius said the sack celebration they have planned is "something for Halloween." As Preston says, "you can't ruin the element of surprise!"

The Green Bay Packers will take on the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Oct. 20 at Lambeau Field. Kickoff is at noon.