Patriots ‘still in the mix’ for Will Smith

The New England Patriots often sign a veteran defensive lineman later in free agency and it looks like former New Orleans Saints’ defensive end Will Smith may fill that role this season. Christopher Price of WEEI says the Patriots are “still in the mix” to sign Smith. Roughly one month into free agency, the Patriots are still reportedly in the mix for veteran defensive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots still favorites to sign Will Smith

courtesy trialx.comDefensive End Will Smith is coming out of a torn ACL injury, and the Patriots look to be the favorites to sign him, eve with other teams peaking interest according to Pro Football Talk.The Patriots could be in the running for a one year deal to see how his knee holds up and how he plays here. Smith had a career high 13 sacks in 2009 with the Saints.If he does sign...
Via Patriots Life
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Viewed As Favorites To Sign Defensive End Will Smith

Will Smith left a free-agent visit in New England without a contract on April 1, but the defensive end still could sign with the Patriots. The Patriots “remain the favorites” to sign Smith, ProFootballTalk reported Tuesday night. Smith tore his ACL in training camp last summer. Smith recorded six sacks with the New Orleans Saints in 2012. His best season came in 2009, when...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: Will Smith likely to land in New England

Longtime Saint Will Smith has interest in joining the New England Patriots and the feelings seem to be mutual. Profootballtalk.nbcsports.comis reporting that “eventually” Smith will sign with the Patriots and he is open to a one-year deal. Smith will be 33 when the season starts and is fresh off a torn ACL. Therefore, no one is sure what he has left to offer but Belichick seems...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots & Free Agent DE Will Smith Maintaining “Open-Ended Communication” Following Recent Visit

  Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston writes that although there was no contract agreement between veteran DE Will Smith and the Patriots following a recent visit, there is still a chance that something could come together at a later point in time. ESPN’s John Clayton first reported that Smith was visiting with the Patriots last Tuesday. According to Reiss, the two sides have maintained...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Saints pass rusher Will Smith visits Patriots

ESPN's John Clayton reports former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was scheduled to meet with the New England Patriots Tuesday.Smith suffered a torn ACL in late August and missed the entire 2013 season. The Saints decided they did not want to cough up $11.55 million to a 32-year old coming off a season-ending injury and released Smith on February 12th. The Saints...
Via Sports Injury Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots to host DE Will Smith

The Patriots need some depth along the defensive line at both the ends and at the tackle positions and New England may take a further step towards adding some bodies to the line by hosting defensive end Will Smith. Smith is a veteran coming off an injury but he's had a pretty good career so far: Free agent defensive end Will Smith will visit the Patriots Tuesday,...
Via Ex Pats
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Get Jiggy With It: veteran DE Will Smith visiting Patriots

The Patriots have done a lot already this offseason, but they still have a need for depth at running back and defensive end. They're taking a look at two recognizable veterans at those positions today, first with RB Michael Bush and now with former Saints DE Will Smith.The 32 year old Smith has spent the entirety of his productive 10 year career in New Orleans, mostly as a 4...
Via Patriots Life
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: New England Patriots To Host Will Smith On Free-Agent Visit

The New England Patriots are looking to upgrade their pass rush. Free-agent defensive end Will Smith is heading to New England for a visit Tuesday, ESPN’s John Clayton reported. Smith would likely serve as a rotational pass rusher for the Patriots with Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich. Smith tore his ACL in training camp last season after the New Orleans Saints tried to convert...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Not much interest yet in ex-Saint Will Smith

During the mass exodus of veterans from New Orleans this off season Will Smith has seemingly been lost in the mire. Smith was an excellent defensive end for the majority of his career in New Orleans, however the switch to a 3-4 system upon Rob Ryan’s arrival really signaled the end to Smith’s career as a Saint. Recovering from a torn ACL in 2013, Smith could still provide stout...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

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