Aug 9, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker Will Smith (91) against the Kansas City Chiefs during a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Chiefs 17-13. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots sign veteran DE Will Smith


The New England Patriots are signing New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.

A piece from ESPN’s Mike Reiss in April discussed the Patriots previous interest in Smith.

“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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