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Saints | Week 16 Inactives

Sun, 26 Dec 2004 09:19:00 -0800

The New Orleans Saints have declared LB Darrin Smith, WR Devery Henderson, DL Johnathan Sullivan, OT Jon Stinchcomb, FS Mel Mitchell, LB Orlando Ruff, DL Rodney Leisle, RB Zach Hilton inactive for Week 16.

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Saints | Smith Re-signed

Thu, 02 Dec 2004 12:36:50 -0800

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the New Orleans Saints have re-signed LB Darrin Smith. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Saints | D. Smith Released

Sun, 05 Sep 2004 13:33:36 -0700

The New Orleans Saints have announced the release of LB Darrin Smith.

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Saints | D. Smith Agrees to Pay Cut

Sun, 04 Jul 2004 09:25:31 -0700

Updating a previous report, Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the New Orleans Saints have reworked the contract of veteran LB Darrin Smith, who accepted a $1.35 million cut from his base salary. Smith, who is slated for backup duty, was scheduled to earn $2.25 million this season.

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Saints | Want Smith At Reduced Salary, Role

Sun, 18 Apr 2004 09:55:46 -0700

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the New Orleans Saints will ask LB Darrin Smith to reduce his $2.25 base salary and to diminish his role on defense in 2004. The Saints want Smith to play a situational role in passing situations because of his intelligence and cover ability.

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Saints | Week 12 Inactives

Sun, 23 Nov 2003 09:42:49 -0800

The New Orleans Saints have declared LB Darrin Smith, WR Donte Stallworth, QB J.T. O'Sullivan, RB James Fenderson, C Kendyl Jacox, C Terence Wagner, DL Willie Whitehead inactive for Week 12.

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Saints | Smith Practices, Expected To Play

Fri, 21 Nov 2003 14:43:21 -0800

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (groin) practiced Friday, Nov. 21, and is expected to play in Week 12. Smith will be a backup.

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Saints | D. Smith Practices, Status TBA

Thu, 20 Nov 2003 18:05:48 -0800

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (hamstring) practiced Thursday, Nov. 20, and is listed as questionable for the Sunday, Nov. 23, game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a strained right hamstring. Duncan's playing status will be determined Friday, Nov. 21, but he is expected to start the Eagles game barring a setback.

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Saints | Smith Questionable

Thu, 20 Nov 2003 10:11:17 -0800

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the New Orleans Saints have listed LB Darrin Smith (groin) as questionable for Sunday's, Nov. 23, game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Saints | Smith Injury Update

Wed, 19 Nov 2003 20:22:24 -0800

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Nov. 19, and his status will be determined later in the week.

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Saints | D. Smith Injury Update

Mon, 17 Nov 2003 15:48:02 -0800

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (hamstring) has a strained right hamstring. His playing status for the Sunday, Nov. 23, game against the Philadelphia Eagles will be determined later in the week.

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Saints | Week 11 Inactives

Sun, 16 Nov 2003 09:35:55 -0800

The New Orleans Saints have declared CB Dale Carter, LB Darrin Smith, DL Henry Ford, QB J.T. O'Sullivan, RB James Fenderson, C Kendyl Jacox, TE Zach Hilton inactive for Week 11.

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Saints | Smith OUT

Fri, 14 Nov 2003 15:11:37 -0800

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (groin) is OUT for Week 11.

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Saints | Smith Downgraded To Doubtful

Fri, 14 Nov 2003 07:50:34 -0800

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (hamstring) has been downgraded from questionable to doubtful for Sunday's, Nov. 16, game against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Saints | Smith Questionable

Thu, 13 Nov 2003 08:37:01 -0800

NewOrleansSaints.com reports the New Orleans Saints have listed LB Darrin Smith (groin) as questionable for Sunday's, Nov. 16, game against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Saints | Smith Misses Practice

Wed, 12 Nov 2003 22:36:23 -0800

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 12.

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Saints | Smith Sits Out Practice, Doubtful For Falcons Game

Tue, 11 Nov 2003 17:31:38 -0800

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (hamstring) missed practice Tuesday, Nov. 11. Smith is expected to be listed as doubtful for the Sunday, Nov. 16, game against the Atlanta Falcons with a strained right hamstring.

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Saints | D. Smith Held Out Of Practice, Status For Falcons' Game Undecided

Thu, 06 Nov 2003 19:02:06 -0800

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 6, because of a sore hamstring. Smith's status for the Saints next game Sunday, Nov. 9, against the Atlanta Falcons is still undetermined.

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Saints | Hodge Injury Update

Mon, 03 Nov 2003 19:47:43 -0800

Updating previous reports, Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints LB Sedrick Hodge (leg) is expected to return to full-time work this week after practicing on a limited basis the previous two weeks while recovering from a hairline fracture in his right leg suffered in Week 2. Hodge expects to play in the Saints next game Sunday, Nov. 16, against the Atlanta Falcons and may step into the starting strong-side linebacker spot now that LB Darrin Smith is slowed by a hamstring injury.

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Saints | D. Smith Injury Update

Mon, 03 Nov 2003 19:46:07 -0800

Updating previous reports, Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (hamstring) left the Saints game Sunday, Nov. 2, with a strained right hamstring. The injury is not considered severe but Smith will probably be held out of practice this week and will be re-evaluated next week He said he expects to play in the Saints next game Sunday, Nov. 16, against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Saints | Smith Injured

Sun, 02 Nov 2003 17:48:39 -0800

NewOrleansSaints.com reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (hamstring) left the game in Week 9 in the first half with a right hamstring injury and did not return.

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Saints | D. Smith Feeling Much Better, Should Play Versus Buccaneers

Thu, 30 Oct 2003 20:38:11 -0800

Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (vertigo) practiced Thursday, Oct. 30, and said that his condition improved dramatically after doctor's treatment. Smith was diagnosed with "benign positional vertigo" on Tuesday after feeling nauseous and dizzy during practice. He is expected to play in Week 9.

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Saints | D. Smith Sits Out Practices With Nausea, Dizziness

Wed, 29 Oct 2003 20:26:47 -0800

New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (illness) missed practiced Wednesday, Oct. 29, after experiencing dizziness and nausea on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Doctors diagnosed the condition as "benign positional vertigo." He received medical treatment for the condition on Wednesday and hopes to practice on Thursday, Oct. 30, although its unclear how serious the condition is. Smith is not listed on the injury report, but will be added if his condition remains the same.

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Saints | Smith Returns To Practice

Thu, 14 Aug 2003 09:00:28 -0700

Updating previous reports, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (groin) returned to practice on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Head coach Jim Haslett said his status for the team's next preseason game will be determined later in the week.

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Saints | Smith Will Sit

Mon, 11 Aug 2003 08:00:04 -0700

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith will not play in the team's preseason opener on Monday, Aug. 11.

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Saints | Smith Sits Out of Practice

Wed, 06 Aug 2003 12:28:23 -0700

The Advocate reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (groin) sat out of practice on Tuesday.

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Saints | Smith To Play Inside

Mon, 31 Mar 2003 04:52:05 -0800

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports New Orleans Saints head coach Jim Haslett said LB Darrin Smith will move inside this season and platoon with LB Orlando Ruff. Ruff will play primarily on running downs, while Smith will play on third downs and in passing situations.

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Saints | Smith Out, Allen Starting

Sun, 29 Dec 2002 09:10:02 -0800

New Orleans Saints LB James Allen will start in place of LB Darrin Smith, who is inactive for week seventeen.

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Saints | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 29 Dec 2002 09:09:36 -0800

The New Orleans Saints have declared RB Curtis Keaton, S Steve Gleason, LB Darrin Smith, LB Curtis Holden, T Scott Sanderson, WR Jerome Pathon and DT Kenny Smith inactive for week seventeen. QB J.T. O’Sullivan is the team’s third quarterback.

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Saints | Smith Injury Update

Fri, 27 Dec 2002 08:14:36 -0800

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (neck) practiced on a limited basis on Thursday.

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Saints | Smith Sits Out

Thu, 26 Dec 2002 05:52:40 -0800

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (ankle/stinger) didn’t practice on Tuesday and is questionable for week seventeen.

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Saints | Smith Questionable; Undergoes MRI

Tue, 24 Dec 2002 08:02:48 -0800

Darrell Williams, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (stinger) had an MRI on Monday after suffering a stinger over the weekend. He’s questionable and will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.

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Saints | Smith Injured

Mon, 23 Dec 2002 09:44:47 -0800

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (stinger) suffered a stinger in the third quarter of Sunday’s game and did not return.

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Saints | Smith Upgraded

Thu, 19 Dec 2002 10:38:44 -0800

Updating previous reports, the New Orleans Saints have announced LB Darrin Smith (ankle) has been upgraded from questionable to probable for week 16.

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Saints | Smith Note

Tue, 17 Dec 2002 06:21:12 -0800

The Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (ankle) will start the week as questionable on the team's injury report.

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Saints | Smith Update

Fri, 13 Dec 2002 15:27:35 -0800

John Clayton reports for ESPN.com New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (ankle) practice Friday and he is expected to start Sunday.

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Saints | Smith Improving

Mon, 02 Dec 2002 14:43:43 -0800

New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (ankle) continues to improve with his lingering ankle injury.

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Saints | Smith Sits

Wed, 27 Nov 2002 20:25:50 -0800

New Orleans Saints coach Jim Haslett said OLB Darrin Smith (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. The team has listed him as probable for Sunday night's game.

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Saints | Smith Injures Finger

Mon, 18 Nov 2002 15:40:19 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Jim Haslett said LB Darrin Smith (finger) suffered a torn tendon in one of his fingers. He should be able to play in week twelve.

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Saints | Smith Sits

Thu, 14 Nov 2002 06:23:09 -0800

The Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (leg) did not practice Wednesday. He rode the stationary bike. He is listed as probable for Sunday.

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Saints | D. Smith Update

Fri, 27 Sep 2002 10:06:04 -0700

The Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints starting LB Darrin Smith (hamstring) missed practice Thursday and he remains questionable for Sunday's game. LB Roger Knight is working with the first-team defense, in his place.

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Saints | Smith Injury Update

Mon, 23 Sep 2002 15:10:54 -0700

New Orleans Saints head coach Jim Haslett said LB Darrin Smith (hamstring) is day-to-day after suffering a hamstring injury over the weekend.

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Saints | Injury Note

Wed, 07 Aug 2002 07:52:01 -0700

The Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday and he looked fine. He said he hopes to play a couple of series in Saturday's pre-season opener against Houston. "I'm staying positive," Smith said. "Hopefully, everything will go well in practice this week and I'll be out there Saturday."

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Saints | Day Of Rest

Thu, 01 Aug 2002 08:41:39 -0700

The Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints LB Darrin Smith was allowed to sit out both of Wednesday's practices. Coach Jim Haslett is giving certain veterans, including LB Bryan Cox and C Jerry Fontenot, that same luxury. He wants to keep the players fresh throughout training camp.

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Saints | Complete Expansion List

Tue, 22 Jan 2002 16:42:10 -0800

ESPN reports the New Orleans Saints have placed QB Jeff Blake, OLT William Roaf, LB Darrin Smith, OG Wally Williams and OL Tom Ackerman on their expnsion list.

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Saints | Mitchell Now Questionable

Fri, 04 Jan 2002 09:09:24 -0800

The Sun Herald reports the New Orleans Saints have now added LB Keith Mitchell (foot) to their injury report as questionable. If Mitchell can't play, rookie Sedrick Hodge would play in Darrin Smith's position and Smith would play in Mitchell's place.

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Saints | Injury Tidbits

Tue, 18 Dec 2001 18:03:10 -0800

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports for the Sporting News, that New Orleans Saints LB Phil Clarke (sprained right ACL) was injured in the first quarter and did not return to action. His status is unknown for the Tampa Bay game. LB Darrin Smith (stinger) injured his neck in the second quarter but played the rest of the game without incident. CB Michael Hawthrone (sprained right foot) was injured early in the second half and did not return in the game. X-rays were negative and he is expected to be listed as day-to-day.

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Saints | Injury Updates

Mon, 10 Sep 2001 08:08:06 -0700

The Times Picayune reports the New Orleans Saints suffered the following injuries during yesterday's game: DT Joe Johnson (neck strain), LB Darrin Smith (sprained right foot), DT La'Roi Glover (heat cramps, needed IV), LB Brian Williams (hamstring) and WR/KR Michael Lewis (left ankle).

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Saints | Team Notes

Wed, 16 May 2001 07:25:56 -0700

The Times-Picayune reports the New Orleans Saints only expect to be without four players when they being their four-week coaching sessions that start later today.TE Cam Cleeland (Achilles'), FB Terrelle Smith (neck), CB Fred Weary (knee) and LB Darrin Smith (hernia) are all expected to miss out on the action as they recover from injury problems. All four players are expected to be ready for training camp later this summer.

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Saints | More On Mini-camp

Sun, 29 Apr 2001 14:39:42 -0700

The Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints rookie RB Deuce McAllister may have to negotiate with veteran CB Fred Thomas if he wants to wear his trademark No. 22. Thomas, despite a near-guaranteed increase in pocket change from the transaction, might be inclined to hang on to it. Rookie LB Sedrick Hodge will move back to a reserve role as soon as LB Darrin Smith is ready to return from hernia surgery. Defensive coordinator Ron Zook said Hodge has struggled some, but he has been impressed with the way he has handled it. Off-season acquisition, S Jay Bellamy has fit in quite nicely with the Saints. "Like he has been here for three years," coach Jim Haslett said of Bellamy's adjustment.

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