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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

Tack FF Int
58 0 0

Judge does not foresee bounty settlement

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan said that the failure of the settlement talks for the bounty case was “extremely disappointing."

NFLPA asks for restraining order in bounty case

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 9:31 p.m. ET
A temporary restraining order to allow players suspended in connection with "bountygate" to rejoin their teams and play in Week One has been requested.

Patriots sign RB Hilliard, waive C Tennant

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed former Dolphins RB Lex Hilliard on Tuesday. Hilliard is the fifth running back on the team’s roster.

Saints acquire S Bush, waive S Amaya

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
The Saints have claimed S Rafael Bush off waivers from the Broncos and waived S Jonathon Amaya.

PK Kasay among Saints' final cuts

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
The Saints cut 22 players from their active roster on Friday, including veteran PK John Kasay.

Goodell focuses on prohibition of bounties in letter to fans

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a letter to fans on Friday and put an emphasis on keeping bounties out of football. 

Saints cut DT Ayodele, QB McCown

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 11:57 a.m. ET
The Saints waived 13 players and terminated the contracts of vested veterans DT Remi Ayodele and QB Luke McCown.

Packers release DE Hargrove

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 5:36 p.m. ET
The Packers have released DE Anthony Hargrove, the club announced Friday.

Saints' Kromer has respect of players

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
While Aaron Kromer is only the Saints’ interim interim head coach, our sources do not anticipate he will have much of a problem gaining respect from players.

Saints made right choice in selecting Kromer

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 10:30 p.m. ET
The Saints showed good judgment in selecting a fill-in for suspended head coach Sean Payton for the second time this offseason.

Saints name Kromer interim coach during Vitt's absence

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 6:47 p.m. ET
Aaron Kromer will be the Saints’ head coach for the first six games of the regular season while Joe Vitt is suspended, the team said Wednesday.

Saints acquire LB Ruud

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 9:06 p.m. ET
The Saints have acquired LB Barrett Ruud from Seattle for an undisclosed draft pick.

Report: Saints sign WR Camarillo

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 8 p.m. ET
A league source said the Saints signed free-agent WR Greg Camarillo on Sunday.

Saints lose backup LB Chamberlain

Posted Aug. 18, 2012 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
A Saints LB corps already facing a season without the suspended Jonathan Vilma has suffered a further blow with the loss of backup LB Chris Chamberlain.

NFLPA challenges Goodell's bounty case declaration

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
The NFLPA filed documents in court disputing Roger Goodell's claim he was prepared to discipline "bountygate" players back in March.

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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