Patriots sign DE Will Smith

Patriots sign DE Will Smith
May 5, 2014, 2:30 pm
Share This Post

Stop us if you've heard this one before: The Patriots are adding a veteran defensive lineman into the fold.

After finding value in players like Andre Carter and Mark Anderson in years past, New England will give former Saints defensive end Will Smith a shot, the team announced on Monday.

Smith, 32, was released this offseason by New Orleans. He missed all of the 2013 campaign recovering from a torn ACL suffered in training camp.

For the nine years before last, Smith was extremely durable, playing in at least 14 games every season.

He notched double-digit sacks in 2009 (13.0) and 2006 (10.5), and in 2012 he recorded 6.0 sacks, 58 tackles and had two passes defensed.