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Will Smith

Will Smith - #91 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 282 lbs.
Birthday 07/04/1981
Birthplace Queens, NY
College Ohio State
Years played 10
Drafted 2004, 1st round, 18th pick by Saints

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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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 March 12, 2013
People familiar with the situation say Smith and linebacker Jonathan Vilma have agreed to restructure their contracts in order to remain with the New Orleans Saints.||||||| The 31-year-old Smith and 30-year-old Vilma, both veteran defensive captains who were implicated in the NFL's bounty probe, would have consumed about $23 million combined in salary cap space had they not agreed to new deals before the new league year - and free agency - began Tuesday afternoon.
Posted Nov. 27, 2012
Saints defensive end Will Smith says he and linebacker Jonathan Vilma will be present Friday when their lawyers cross examine former New Orleans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams in Washington, D.C. Williams appears at a bounty hearing on Friday morning, according to a schedule set by Paul Tagliabue. The former NFL commissioner has been appointed to oversee the latest round of player appeals in the matter.||||||| Smith and Vilma will leave Atlanta after Thursday night's game against the Falcons. They are among four players issued suspensions of various lengths in the league's probe of the Saints' cash-for-hits program. Smith and Vilma are playing while their appeals are pending. Williams and former Saints assistant Mike Cerullo were two of the NFL's central witnesses in the probe. Cerullo's appearance is scheduled for Thursday.
Posted Oct. 17, 2012
The NFL is again urging a federal judge to avoid interfering in Commissioner Roger Goodell's efforts to discipline four players for the Saints' cash-for-hits bounty pool.In a response Wednesday to papers the players filed earlier this week, the NFL says its labor agreement gives Goodell the power to handle discipline involving conduct detrimental to football "at his discretion."||||||| U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan is considering the players' request to overturn varying suspensions to Saints linebacker Jon Vilma, Saints defensive end Will Smith, free agent defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove and Cleveland linebacker Scott Fujita.
Posted Oct. 09, 2012
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the suspensions of Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith on Tuesday for their role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal and reduced penalties for Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove.||||||| Smith's punishment stands at four games.
Posted Sept. 09, 2012
Saints defensive end Will Smith is in uniform for New Orleans' opener against Washington.||||||| Smith was reinstated Friday after his bounty suspension was lifted by an NFL appeals panel.

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