The New England Patriots are signing New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.
Filed to ESPN with @FieldYates: Patriots are signing veteran DE Will Smith, formerly of the Saints, per source.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) May 5, 2014
“He was certainly a guy we had a lot of interest in,” Belichick said in 2009 when asked about Smith prior to a Patriots-Saints game. “He’s a big guy who can run, rush the passer, pursue well, strong player at the point of attack, athletic, plays on his feet. He’s got a group of skills, plays hard, been productive. I think he’s been the player people thought he would be.”
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