Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/20/14

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 02: Will Smith #91 of the New Orleans Saints speaks to members of the media during Super Bowl XLIV Media Day at Sun Life Stadium on February 2, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
New Orleans Saints' defensive big man, Will Smith bit the dust during Sunday's preseason matchup with the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium.  Everything seemed fine after he walked off the field unassisted, but it was just the opposite.  The team announced on Monday that the 32-year-old veteran will miss the entire 2013 season with an unfortunate knee injury.  The former Ohio State Buckeye was assumed to play a major role in that new 3-4 scheme commanded by defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.  Smith was relocated to the outside linebacker position to help execute the pass rush, an area where the Saints have been quite ineffective over the last few years.  Losing Will Smith is a major blow to the New Orleans defense.  However, with injury, comes opportunity and somebody is going to need to fill that big hole left by the long time Saint.  Keep in mind that outside linebacker Victor Butler had his season come to an early end as well.  With the Black and Gold's defense in a bit of a dilemma...
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