Five Draft Picks Why the Rams Won’t Make the Playoffs

Every year we hear about how the Rams are finally turning a corner and THIS is the year they’ll finally surprise people. But after Sam Bradford went down with yet another season ending injury and the team is starring down the barrel of a 1-3 start, can any of us really say we’re surprised? The Rams have oscillated between mediocre and woeful for over a decade now and they haven’t...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Draft Picks Why the Rams Won’t Make the Playoffs

Every year we hear about how the Rams are finally turning a corner and THIS is the year they’ll finally surprise people. But after Sam Bradford went down with yet another season ending injury and the team is starring down the barrel of a 1-3 start, can any of us really say we’re surprised? The Rams have oscillated between mediocre and woeful for over a decade now and they haven’t...
Via This Given Sunday
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints release OL Jason Smith, former No. 2 overall pick in NFL Draft

The player picked behind Matthew Stafford in the 2009 NFL Draft is out of a job. The Saints released offensive tackle Jason Smith on Wednesday coach Sean Payton announced. Smith had only been with the team since signing a one-year deal in April. Smith was expected to contend for the starting left tackle job a job that appears to be going to Charles Brown who's taken the majority...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints cut Jason Smith

The Saints have cut offensive tackle Justin Smith, coach Sean Payton said Wednesday, according to the club’s official Twitter feed.- ProFootballTalk.com August 21st Smith was drafted second overall by the Rams in 2009, and will now be looking for his Third team in his fifth NFL sesaon. Smith is still young and showed promise at Baylor before he was drafted. I expect him to be...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Smith finding familiar roles in new Saints defense

When the Saints' Will Smith burst through the line for his first sack of this preseason, he was lined up at the defensive end spot he's played the first nine years of his career, not at his new outside linebacker spot. That doesn't mean the Saints are leaning toward making Smith a lineman again, coach Sean Payton said, but does mean the club will routinely play to Smith...
Via Fox Sports
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Thoughts on Releases

Jason Smith is the latest player involved in a recent purge of the Saints' roster that has taken place in the last 24 hours. While that technically includes Kenyon Coleman being placed on IR, the players officially off the roster are A. J. Davis, Chase Thomas (already picked up by Raiders), Steve Breaston, Patrick Crayton, Dion Turner, Ricky Henry (already picked up by Chiefs...
Via The Saints Nation
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Cut Jason Smith

According to PFT, the Saints have parted ways with former #2 overall pick Jason Smith. Smith was taken by the Rams back in 2009 after the Lions took Matthew Stafford. The team announced the move via Twitter: New world where players are getting cut via Twitter but let’s hope the team called him first. Tough break for Smith who still has time to turn it around but that “bust...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Will The Steelers Reach Out To Former Saints T Jason Smith?

The Pittsburgh Steelers need to find some depth for their offensive line as veteran Guy Whimper just isn’t going to cut it. On Wednesday, the New Orleans Saints released former first-round draft pick, tackle Jason Smith, so it will be interesting to see if the Steelers try to reach out to him. Smith was originally […] Will The Steelers Reach Out To Former Saints T Jason Smith...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Release OT Jason Smith

The New Orleans Saints have announced the release of former No. 2 overall pick OT Jason Smith. Smith, 27, was brought in to compete for one of the team’s starting tackle positions, but he wasn’t having the strongest training camp overall. Last year, he was traded to the Jets in return for another underwhelming offensive tackle in Wayne Hunter. Smith managed to play in all 16...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: 2013-2014 Season Preview

The New Orleans Saints started the 2012 season in the midst of the bounty gate scandal, and finished the year with a disappointing, 7-9 record. Head coach Sean Payton was suspended for the entire 2012 season, and the Saints clearly missed him. His return to the sidelines in 2013 will be a tremendous boost to this team. As far as signings go, the Saints had a relatively quiet offseason...
Via Total Sports Blog
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Five Things to Look for in Black & Gold Scrimmage

Today the Saints will experience the "Black and Gold scrimmage", which is of course the yearly traditional inter squad simulated game during training camp. The best part of this action is it will really put the lines to the test, as they get a real chance to collide with pads, and it will put live tackling to the test. The team has gotten a little taste of that, but to...
Via The Saints Nation
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Talented NFC South looks crowded as ever for 2013

There could be more company near the top in the NFC South this fall. The Atlanta Falcons, behind Matt Ryans career-high 4,719 yards passing last season, ran away with the division in a year when the New Orleans Saints were affected by the Bountygate scandal. Entering another campaign under coach Mike Smith, the Falcons should be a favorite to win their third division title in four...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Terron Armstead will likely be the Saints left tackle this season

With Jermon Bushrod now in Chicago, the Saints need a new starting left tackle for this season.  It sounds like the front-runner to take over is rookie Terron Armstead. A MAGNET WITH NO NAME! That’s how Coach Sean Payton described the team’s depth chart at left tackle during the offseason. With the departure of free agent left tackle Jermon Bushrod to the Chicago Bears, the...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Training Camp Position Battle Preview - Tackles

Tackle is a very interesting position for the Saints this year with Jermon Bushrod gone, as there's tons of depth but not a lot of proven talent. There are a number of players on the roster with intriguing potential so you have to  feel pretty good on one or two panning out, especially given the track record of success this regime has had with offensive linemen. That said, Aaron...
Via The Saints Nation
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation Podcast: Is Drafting For Need a Bad Strategy?

Dave, Andrew, and Kevin join Ralph to discuss the draft. Has drafting for need over best player been shown to be bad idea? Should the Saints trade down? Dave wonders if the Jason Smith signing means the Saints won't do anything major at left tackle. Kevin wants to trade down and drops giant words to describe it. Dave goes on an epic rant explaining why Devery Henderson will be...
Via The Saints Nation
April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints agree to 1-year deal with OT Jason Smith

New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis says the Saints and free agent offensive tackle Jason Smith have agreed to a one-year contract. Smith, whose acquisition was announced by the Saints on Thursday, has spent four seasons in the NFL, playing in 45 games with 26 starts at both left and right tackle. The 6-foot-5, 308-pound lineman was the second overall pick out of Baylor in...
Via AP on Fox
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Saints Sign T Jason Smith

I didn't expect to see Jason Smith, of all people, walking through the Saints' doors but this is a very intriguing development. Smith is 26 and was drafted as the 2nd overall pick - yes you read that correctly - just 4 years ago. He spent three concussion filled seasons with the Rams and was largely a bust before playing for the Jets last year and never really panning out...
Via The Saints Nation
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Sign OT Jason Smith

The New Orleans Saints announced on Thursday that they’ve reached an agreement with former Rams OT Jason Smith. Smith receives a one-year deal from the Saints after being released by the Jets earlier in the offseason. He’s a former No. 2 overall pick back in 2009, but has only managed to start 26 games during his NFL career. Smith has been given bust label after falling well...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets Rumors: Paycut for Holmes

Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports that the cash strapped New York Jets will attempt to restructure the contract of Santonio Holmes. Having already cut experienced roster veterans in Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, Eric Smith and Jason Smith.  The Jets instead of cutting, are looking to ask another game-maker to restructure his contract to make available more cap room for the forthcoming...
Via NFL Injury Report
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets – The Purging Begins

The New York Jets made a handful of long anticipated transactions today, releasing linebackers Calvin Pace and Bart Scott, safety Eric Smith, offensive lineman Jason Smith and waiving tight-end Josh Baker. The moves surprised nobody but marked an important turning of the page and a beginning of the arduous process of rebuilding the roster. Calvin Pace received a monster contract...
Via Turn On The Jets
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets clear cap space, release five.

To no surprise, being $20MM+ over the salary cap, the Jets began their roster purge today, releasing five players.LB Calvin Pace, LB Bart Scott, S Eric Smith, T Jason Smith and FB/TE Josh Baker were let go.The move saves the team aprox $30MM on this coming year's cap and brings them aprox $5MM under. All players cut have been discussed in the media for the last several weeks...
Via Jets Insider.com
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets save more than $30 million in cap space by cutting Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, 3 others

John Idzik made his first significant decision(s) as the New York Jets' new general manager Tuesday, cutting linebackers Bart Scott and Calvin Pace.Safety Eric Smith, offensive lineman Jason Smith and tight end Josh Baker were also part of a collective salary dump that cleared up roughly $31 million in salary cap space.The move puts the Jets below the cap, and more money-saving...
Via AFC East Daily
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets Cut Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, Jason Smith, Eric Smith, Josh Baker to Save Nearly $32 Million in Cap Room

The Jets eliminated a lot of dead weight from their roster on Tuesday. New York announced that they have cut linebackers Bart Scott and Calvin Pace, tackle Jason Smith, safety Eric Smith and tight end Josh Baker. The cost-saving moves freed up $31.265 million, according to NYJetsCap.com’s figures. The Jets’s 2013 total cap value now sits at $119.15 million, which is roughly ...
Via NESN.com
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets Part Ways With OT Jason Smith, TE Josh Baker, S Eric Smith & LB Calvin Pace

The New York Jets have announced that they’ve released OT Jason Smith, S Eric Smith, TE Josh Baker and LB Calvin Pace this afternoon. Brian Costello tweets that these moves will clear close to $24 million in cap space. Jason Smith was taken by the Rams with the second overall pick in 2009. He had a $12 million roster bonus coming his way and the fact that he’s struggled mightily to...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets jettison three veterans, waive another player

The New York Jets, caught in a very tough salary cap situation have cut three veteran players this afternoon and waived another according to team sources. In a move which comes with little surprise, the Jets have cut LB Calvin Pace, S Eric Smith and tackle Jason Smith. Reports suggest the team has also waived TE/FB Josh Baker this afternoon. Pace, 32, was slated to earn $5.81 million...
Via thepigskinreport.com
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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