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
10 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
12 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
14 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
14 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
17 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
22 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...
Via cover32 - Saints
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

First round selection delivers on the hype

Recent history has seen the Saints draft a few promising defensive ends, including breakout start Cam Jordan and former Pro Bowler Will Smith. But to find our best Saints defensive end draft pick of all time we have to dig a bit deeper into history. Wayne Martin was selected at number 19 overall by the Saints in 1989 after setting the career record for sacks at the University of...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints, Will Smith reportedly working on restructuring his contract

According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, the New Orleans Saints and defensive end Will Smith are currently working on restructuring his contract to to lower his cap number and help him remain with the team for the future. Saints are working on a restructured deal for DE Will Smith. Not done, but progressing. — Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) February 23, 2013 The Saints have to...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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