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Jason Smith

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Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 308 lbs.
Birthday 04/30/1986
Birthplace Dallas, TX
College Baylor
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 1st round, 2nd pick by Rams

Saints re-sign Galette

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
The Saints announced a three-year contract for restricted free-agent LB Junior Galette on Saturday.

New Orleans Saints: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the New Orleans Saints, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Chargers claim CB Patrick

Posted Feb. 20, 2013 @ 6:05 p.m. ET
The Chargers claimed CB Johnny Patrick off waivers from the Saints on Wednesday.

Saints release TE Thomas, CB Patrick

Posted Feb. 19, 2013 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
The Saints released TE David Thomas and waived CB Johnny Patrick, the team announced Tuesday.

Saints hire Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator

Posted Feb. 09, 2013 @ 10:50 a.m. ET
The Saints hired Rob Ryan as their new defensive coordinator, the team announced Saturday.

Grantham withdraws from consideration for Saints' DC job

Posted Feb. 08, 2013 @ 7:33 p.m. ET
Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham released a statement Friday withdrawing his name from consideration for the Saints' defensive coordinator position.

Ranking the NFL divisions for 2013

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain takes an early stab at ranking the NFL's divisions for 2013, led by the NFC South.

Williams gets reinstated, joins Titans' staff

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 12:07 p.m. ET
The NFL has reinstated former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who has joined the Titans’ staff as a senior assistant/defense.

In New Orleans, an unwelcome mat for Goodell

Posted Jan. 26, 2013 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
Roger Goodell shouldn't expect an overly friendly welcome from New Orleans residents, many of whom are still angry about the "bountygate" suspensions.

Saints fire Spagnuolo, Flajole

Posted Jan. 24, 2013 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
The Saints fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and secondary coach Ken Flajole, the team announced Thursday evening.

Former NFL kicker Erxleben charged with fraud

Posted Jan. 24, 2013 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
Federal authorities say former NFL PK Russell Erxleben has been charged with running an illegal investment scheme that raised more than $2 million.

NFL reinstates Saints coach Payton

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
The NFL has reinstated Saints coach Sean Payton, ending his season-long suspension that was handed down for his involvement in the bounty scandal.

Super Bowl plus Mardi Gras? It's called Super Gras

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
New Orleans is bracing for record crowds as the biggest sporting event of the year, the NFL Super Bowl, collides with Mardi Gras season.

Kromer, DeCamillis to join Trestman's staff

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
Aaron Kromer will reunite with Marc Trestman and join the Bears as their new offensive coordinator/offensive line coach.

Saints sign WR Parker, DE Richardson

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
The Saints signed WR Preston Parker and DE Jay Richardson to reserve/futures contracts on Friday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted April 11, 2013
New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis says the Saints and 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 the 2009 draft by the St. Louis Rams and spent last season with the New York Jets.
Posted Aug. 27, 2012
The New York Jets have acquired Smith from the St. Louis Rams.||||||| Smith was the No. 2 overall pick by the Rams in the 2009 draft, but failed to live up to lofty expectations. Barry Richardson has started at right tackle all preseason ahead of Smith, who has been plagued by concussion problems throughout his career.
Posted Nov. 25, 2011
St. Louis placed right tackle Jason Smith on the injured reserve list Friday.||||||| Smith sustained a concussion and a neck injury Oct. 23 against Dallas. He is the 13th Rams player now on the IR list.
Posted Nov. 20, 2011
Smith is inactive for the fourth straight game with a concussion, leaving the Rams without both starting tackles.||||||| Smith has played in six games this season.
Posted Nov. 10, 2010
Smith has been cleared to play this week after a concussion sidelined him for the last game before a bye week.||||||| The concussion is the second in two NFL seasons for Smith, who was the second overall pick in the 2009 draft. Smith bounced back a lot quicker from the latest concussion than he did in his his rookie season, when he missed the final six games. Smith was injured in practice before the Rams' 20-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 31. He says that during the bye week, he went home and rested.

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