Jul 26, 2013; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Charles Brown (71) and offensive tackle Jason Smith (78) during the first day of training camp at the team facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints release tackle Jason Smith


According to Larry Holder on Twitter, the New Orleans Saints decided to release offensive tackle Jason Smith.

The Saints originally brought in Smith to push Charles Brown for the starting position on starting quarterback Brees’ blindside.

That obviously never happened. Now third round draft pick Terron Armstead will serve as Brown’s back up as Smith head’s back to the free agency market with only two pre-season games left until the regular season begins in a couple weeks.

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2009 draft by the St. Louis Rams has been cut by two teams in the last six months. The 27 year old appeared in all 16 games with the New York Jets as a back up after they acquired him from the St. Louis Rams.

Smith has struggled with injuries which include concussions in three seasons with the St. Louis Rams. It could be possible that other teams will take a chance on him as he is still young and has shown a lot of promise.

Smith was drafted one spot after Detroit Lions starting quarterback Matthew Stafford in 2009.

 

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