Per @ClaytonESPN, free-agent DE Will Smith, formerly of the Saints, is visiting New England today.
Pro Football Talk "As former Saints linebacker Will Smith gets a head start on free agency, via the recent release by the team that made him a first-round draft pick a decade ago, he has a preference for his next NFL gig. He would like to move back to the position he played before 2013. “I think I’m at heart a..." February 16
Yes, confirmed Saints have cut Roman Harper. Will Smith surely to be official soon. They'll save over $13 million on the '14 cap combined.
CBSSports.com "Heading into the 2014 season, the Saints have some major salary cap problems they'll have to attend to before the team begins to play. As of this writing, New Orleans is about $12.7 million over the cap limit, which means the Saints are going to have to start cutting some high-priced talent. As..." February 12
NFL.com "New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Wednesday that the club has terminated the contracts of CB Jabari Greer, S Roman Harper and DE/OLB Will Smith and that they will not re-sign ILB Jonathan Vilma. “I would like to thank Jabari, Roman, Will and..." February 12
Pro Football Talk "As the Saints try to deal with an aging defense and an untenable cap situation, several players who have been key components of the franchise’s recent success could soon be out the door. Per a league source, linebacker Will Smith and safety Roman Harper could both be cut, as soon as..." February 11
New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Will Smith's 2013 season is officially over before it even began. The Saints placed the 10-year veteran on injured reserve the team announced Tuesday. Receiver Joe Morgan who tore his anterior cruciate ligament in training camp also was placed on injured..." August 27
New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints have reportedly suffered another major blow to their linebacker corp as veteran Will Smith sustained a season-ending knee injury in the team's preseason win over Houston on Sunday Pro Football Talk reports. It's the fourth significant injury at linebacker for the Saints..." August 26
#Saints GM Mickey Loomis said Will Smith will start off OTAs at outside linebacker. Just spoke to him at Saints HOF golf tournament.
Saints DE Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilma restructured their contracts to remain with the team, source says.
New Orleans Times-Picayune "It's clear to me that the New Orleans Saints would like defensive end Will Smith ($14.5 million salary cap) and linebacker Jonathan Vilma ($8.6 million) back in 2013. Otherwise, one or both would have been cut already. So at this point, I'd be surprised if Vilma and Smith weren't on the team by..." March 12
New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton said he does envision defensive end Will Smith, linebacker Jonathan Vilma and safety Roman Harper on the Saints roster next year in an interview on WWL-AM on Tuesday night. Payton quickly added a disclaimer, though. "First off, I do envision those guys in a..." March 06
NFL.com "Statistically speaking, the New Orleans Saints had the worst defense in NFL history last season. That reality cost defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo his job, but coach Sean Payton would like to retain some of the noted veterans of that depressing unit. Defensive end Will Smith, linebacker..." March 05