The player picked behind Matthew Stafford in the 2009 NFL Draft is out of a job. The Saints released offensive tackle Jason Smith on Wednesday coach Sean Payton announced. Smith had only been with the team since signing a one-year deal in April. Smith was expected to contend for the starting left tackle job a job that appears to be going to Charles Brown who's taken the majority of the first team reps in training camp. Instead of keeping Smith to backup Brown the Saints decided to go with 2013 third-round draft pick Terron Armstead as the No. 2 left tackle. Smith was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2009 draft but the former Baylor lineman didn't last long with the Rams the team that drafted him. After only three seasons St. Louis traded Smith to the Jets just before the start of the 2012 season.
Saints release OL Jason Smith, former No. 2 overall pick in NFL Draft
CBS Sports | Aug 21