Found August 26, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
New Orleans Saints linebacker Will Smith limped off the field during last night’s preseason contest against the Houston Texans after sustaining what appeared to be a leg injury. Pro Football Talk characterized the ailment as a potential knee injury, and Smith’s status moving forward isn’t clear at this time. Smith suffered the injury during a play which ended by Cameron Jordan sacking Texans quarterback Matt Schaub. It’s not clear exactly how Smith sustained the injury or what he hurt, and there’s also been no word released regarding the extent of the injury. More figures to come out early this week on Smith’s status, but it was a good sign that he was able to exit the field under his own power. Under Rob Ryan’s new defensive scheme, the Saints have been converting Smith from a defensive end in their former 4-3 defense to an outside linebacker in their new 3-4 defense. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?

New Orleans Saints lose Will Smith for the season

The New Orleans Saints suffered another unneeded blow to the defense. Outside linebacker Will Smith, the longest tenured Saint, sustained a knee injury and is out for the rest of season. Smith was making the transition to the 3-4 outside linebacker after playing his whole career at 4-3 defensive end. Though Smith was having his issues with the transition, his loss is yet another...

Report: Will Smith could be done for the year with a knee injury

According to,  there’s a chance Saints outside linebacker Will Smith suffered a season-ending knee injury during Sunday’s game against the Texans. Bad news for the Saints — LB Will Smith is expected to be out for the year with a knee injury suffered Sunday against the Texans. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 26, 2013 I’m not sure how Smith...

Saints’ Will Smith out for season with knee injury

New Orleans Saints linebacker Will Smith exited the field under his own power after suffering what appeared to be a leg injury during Sunday’s preseason contest against the Houston Texans. While the ailment didn’t seem to be extremely significant, Pro Football Talk has reported that Smith will miss the remainder of the season due to the knee injury. Smith has since told reporters...

Saints LB Will Smith out for the season with knee injury

The Saints revamped, yet dinged-up defense must now find a way to survive another painful season-ending injury after the news that defensive end-turned linebacker Will Smith is now out for the season with a knee injury, according to several league sources. Smith went down Sunday during the Saints third preseason game against Houston on a play that looked so promising: defensive...

Saints place Will Smith, Joe Morgan on injured reserve

New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Will Smith's 2013 season is officially over before it even began. The Saints placed the 10-year veteran on injured reserve the team announced Tuesday. Receiver Joe Morgan who tore his anterior cruciate ligament in training camp also was placed on injured reserve. Smith injured his knee against the Houston Texans on Sunday on a play where...

Report: Saints OLB Will Smith Out For Year With Knee Injury

The Saints have received some more bad news, amid their restructure to a 3-4 defense. Pro Football Talk is reporting that Saints outside linebacker Will Smith will likely miss the entire season with a knee injury. Bad news for the Saints — LB Will Smith is expected to be out for the year with a knee injury suffered Sunday against the Texans. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk...

Man Down in NOLA: With Will Smith Injured, Opportunity Knocks

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...

Saints linebacker Will Smith will miss the 2013 season with knee injury

The New Orleans Saints have reportedly suffered another major blow to their linebacker corp as veteran Will Smith sustained a season-ending knee injury in the team's preseason win over Houston on Sunday Pro Football Talk reports. It's the fourth significant injury at linebacker for the Saints this offseason. Victor Butler tore his ACL during mid-June at the end of organized...

Saints defense forced through youth movement after losing Will Smith

The New Orleans Saints have generally been known more for their offense rather than their defense.  With that said; Will Smith has been one of the staples of the Saints D since being taken 18th overall in the 2004 NFL Entry Draft. After suffering a season ending ACL tear, New Orleans and first-year defensive coordinator Rob Ryan are looking for answers to their new 3-4 look....

Will Smith suffered a torn ACL

We reported earlier that Saints linebacker Will Smith will likely miss the 2013 season with a knee injury. According to Ed Werder of ESPN,  Smith told him that he suffered a torn ACL. Saints OLB Will Smith confirms via text message the injury he suffered is a torn ACL and will have Dr James Andrews perform surgery — Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) August 26, 2013 Need NFL Tickets?...

Saints Nation: With Will Smith Out for the Season, Saints Trade for Parys Haralson

With the shocking news that Will Smith was injured seriously and out for the 2013 campaign (shocking because he barely had a noticeable limp heading into the locker room), the Saints moved fast to finalize a deal with the 49ers and land outside linebacker Parys Haralson. Haralson should come in and pretty much immediately start for the Saints as they have no one left of his quality...

Saints working to bolster thin OLB group

The New Orleans Saints will likely open the regular season with outside linebackers who are unfamiliar with coordinator Rob Ryan's new defense. Following Will Smith's season-ending knee injury in Sunday's preseason game at Houston, the Saints acquired Parys Haralson through a trade with San Francisco. He was due to have a physical Tuesday night, but coach Sean Payton...
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