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Patriots | Three released

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:53:06 -0700

The New England Patriots released DT Tommy Kelly, DE Will Smith and LB James Anderson.

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Patriots | Will Smith could move inside

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:51:47 -0700

New England Patriots DE Will Smith could move inside to defensive tackle on passing downs.

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Patriots | Two injured veterans work out early

Sat, 14 Jun 2014 20:32:04 -0700

New England Patriots DT Will Smith (knee) and DT Vince Wilfork (Achilles') each continued their pattern of practicing for an hour before working out in the Dana-Farber Field House Saturday, June 14.

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Patriots | Vince Wilfork, three other DL limited in practice

Fri, 30 May 2014 19:31:23 -0700

New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork (Achilles'), DT Tommy Kelly (knee), DT Armond Armstead (undisclosed) and DE Will Smith (knee) all worked out on the side during practice Friday, May 30.

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Patriots | Will Smith still recovering

Mon, 12 May 2014 11:39:54 -0700

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick indicated DE Will Smith (knee) is still rehabbing from the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered during the preseason but believes Smith will be able to contribute to the team this upcoming season.

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Patriots | Will Smith financials

Tue, 06 May 2014 23:51:26 -0700

The contract signed by New England Patriots DE Will Smith is a minimum salary benefit deal with a base salary of $855,000 and bonuses of up to $65,000. It has a cap value of $570,000.

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Patriots | Will Smith expected to be used as pass rusher

Mon, 05 May 2014 13:38:29 -0700

New England Patriots DE Will Smith probably will be the team's top nickel pass rusher this upcoming season and could also spell DEs Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich on early downs.

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Patriots | Will Smith signed

Mon, 05 May 2014 12:12:06 -0700

Updating a previous report, the New England Patriots have signed free-agent DE Will Smith (Saints). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Patriots | Will sign Will Smith

Mon, 05 May 2014 11:36:04 -0700

The New England Patriots will sign free-agent DE Will Smith (Saints), according to a source.

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Patriots | Clubhouse leaders for Will Smith?

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:26:21 -0700

Free-agent DE Will Smith (Saints) (knee) has drawn interest from the New England Patriots, and they appear to be the leaders for his services. He seems to be willing to take a one-year deal in the hopes of pursuing another championship.

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Patriots | Meet with Will Smith

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:52:59 -0700

The New England Patriots met with free-agent DE Will Smith (Saints) Tuesday, April 1.

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Seahawks | Will Smith could be option

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:20:03 -0800

The Seattle Seahawks may show interest in free-agent DE Will Smith (Saints) if they are not able to re-sign impending free-agent DE Michael Bennett.

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NFL | Will Smith nearing full health

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 09:14:08 -0800

Free-agent LB Will Smith (knee) said he is nearing 100 percent healthy after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee last year. He plans on playing in 2014 and thinks he can play outside linebacker, but he's better suited in a 4-3 defense. "At heart, I'm a 4-3 defensive end. That's something I would like to play," Smith said. "But if I got to a team that requires me to play outside linebacker, I'm cool with that, too."

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Raiders | Could show interest in Will Smith

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:17:59 -0800

Oakland Raiders beat writer Vic Tafur said it is possible the team could show interest in veteran SS Roman Harper, who was released by the New Orleans Saints. However, he said he really could see the team showing an interest in DE Will Smith, also released by the Saints. Smith has a history with Raiders head coach Dennis Allen.

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Saints | Make roster moves

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:54:26 -0800

The New Orleans Saints released SS Roman Harper, DE Will Smith and CB Jabari Greer Wednesday, Feb. 12. The team also will not re-sign LB Jonathan Vilma.

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Saints | Will Smith to be released

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:14:23 -0800

The New Orleans Saints will release LB Will Smith, which will create $11.5 million in salary cap space. The move likely will be announced Wednesday, Feb. 12.

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Saints | Will Smith likely to be cut soon

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:06:26 -0800

New Orleans Saints LB Will Smith has a cap number of $13.9 million, thanks in large part to a $10.4 million base salary. He might be cut as soon as Wednesday, Feb. 12, according to a league source.

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Saints | Would save cap space by releasing Will Smith

Sat, 21 Dec 2013 08:38:47 -0800

The New Orleans Saints would create $11.55 million in salary cap space if they decided to release LB Will Smith this offseason.

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Saints | Will Smith to miss season

Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:31:31 -0700

New Orleans Saints LB Will Smith (knee) will miss the entire 2013 season after suffering a knee injury during the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 25. The specifics of the injury are not known at this point.

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Saints | More on Will Smith

Tue, 21 May 2013 09:00:25 -0700

New Orleans Saints LB Will Smith lined up at outside linebacker for the first time as the team transitions to a 3-4 defense during OTAs Monday, May 20. "That's where we'll start him," head coach Sean Payton said, noting that outside linebackers often play pass-rushing roles in a 3-4 scheme. "We can play him right and left, but I think initially that right outside position would be very similar to what he's played for us in the past." LB Jonathan Vilma is expected to be one of the two inside linebackers in their new defense.

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Saints | Trying Will Smith at OLB

Mon, 20 May 2013 06:50:29 -0700

The New Orleans Saints will line up DE Will Smith at outside linebacker in OTAs.

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Saints | Will Smith, Jonathan Vilma take huge pay cuts

Wed, 13 Mar 2013 06:56:38 -0700

New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilma took significant pay cuts in order to remain with the team. Smith's $1 million roster bonus and $150,000 workout bonus for 2013 remain, but his salary has been reduced to $3 million, a $6 million pay cut that lowers his cap number to $8.502 million for the upcoming season. Vilma, meanwhile, was scheduled to earn a $1.1 million roster bonus, along with a $100,000 workout bonus and $4.8 million salary for a 2013 cap number of $8.6325 million. Under the renegotiation, Vilma's roster bonus was erased and his base salary was reduced to $1 million. The team doubled his workout bonus to $200,000, all of which results in Vilma having a 2013 cap number of $3.8325 million, a reduction of $4.8 million for the upcoming season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune - Larry Holder

Saints | Coach thinks three defensive players could remain on team

Wed, 06 Mar 2013 09:51:52 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he envisions DE Will Smith, Jonathan Vilma and SS Roman Harper being on the team next season but understands roster moves could be made during the offseason. "First off, I do envision those guys in a Saints uniform, and yet I'm also realistic and understand that every year since the beginning of free agency the percentage of players on your roster that turns over is different than it used to be," Payton said.

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Saints | Will Smith offered reduced contract

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:33:46 -0800

The New Orleans Saints have offered DE Will Smith a reduced contract, which would allow him to stay with the team. The two sides are discussing the possibility of the new deal.

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Saints | Will Smith asked to take pay cut

Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:04:47 -0800

The New Orleans Saints have asked DE Will Smith to take a big reduction in salary for 2013 season.

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Saints | Will ask two players to restructure

Mon, 18 Feb 2013 05:57:42 -0800

The New Orleans Saints will ask LB Jonathan Vilma and DE Will Smith to restructure their contracts.

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Saints | Will Smith may have to restructure

Wed, 06 Feb 2013 05:41:13 -0800

New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith may have to restructure his contract to stay with the team in 2013. He's set to make $9 million with a $1 million roster bonus.

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Saints | Will Smith expects to return

Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:06:29 -0800

New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith said he expects to be with the team next season and believes he will be able to fit in the 3-4 defensive alignment. "Yeah, like I've said before part of the defensive scheme we had before was some sort of 3-4 anyway, that's what we've been doing," Smith said. "In my mind it's nothing I'm not used to so I'm not worried about it."

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Saints | Two may not fit 3-4 defense

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:05:27 -0800

New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilma may not fit the 3-4 defensive alignment the team is switching to next season.

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Saints | Two might be released in offseason

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 19:41:22 -0800

New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilma might be salary cap casualties in the offseason. They are the most likely veterans to be released unless the former Pro Bowlers agree to substantial pay cuts.

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Saints | Two could be released this offseason

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:51:53 -0800

The New Orleans Saints could consider releasing DE Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilma this offseason in order to gain some salary cap space.

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NFL | Appeals in bounty case to be heard Nov. 20

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 20:03:29 -0800

The hearing for suspended players in the bounty scandal with former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue will be November 20. New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilman, Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita and free-agent DE Anthony Hargrove (Packers) will learn their fates then.

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NFL | Appeals in bounty case postponed

Sat, 27 Oct 2012 10:53:09 -0700

Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue has postponed the appeals hearings for New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilma, Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita and free-agent DE Anthony Hargrove (Packers). The hearings were scheduled to occur Tuesday, Oct. 30, with Tagliabue in charge of the hearings but no reason was given for the postponement.

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Saints | Will Smith, Jonathan Vilma can play Sunday

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:03:34 -0700

New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma and DE Will Smith can play in Week 8 against the Denver Broncos before their appeals are heard Oct. 30.

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NFL | Bounty players appeal ruling

Fri, 12 Oct 2012 10:14:52 -0700

New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma, Saints DE Will Smith, Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita and free-agent DE Anthony Hargrove appealed the NFL's ruling in the latest twist to the bounty scandal. All four players have appealed asking that commissioner Roger Goodell remove himself from the case because he can't be impartial. All four players are now eligible to play or at least get paid until the NFL rules on their latest appeals.

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NFL | Bounty suspensions re-issued and slightly changed

Tue, 09 Oct 2012 13:54:54 -0700

The NFL re-issued the suspensions to players involved in the bounty scandal, and it has changed from the original ruling. New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma will be suspended for a full season but will still get game checks from his time on the physically unable to perform list; Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita had his suspension reduced from three games to one; New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith will still be suspended three games and free-agent DE Anthony Hargrove had his suspension reduced from eight games to seven. All players will have the opportunity to appeal the suspensions.

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Saints | Will Smith expected to play Week 1

Sat, 08 Sep 2012 05:11:04 -0700

New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith has been led to believe that he will play in the team's Week 1 game, according to a source close to the player.

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NFL | New ruling in bounty case expected in a few weeks

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 13:43:25 -0700

Updating a previous report, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to make a new ruling in the bounty case involving New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilma, Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita and free-agent DT Anthony Hargrove (Packers) in the next few weeks. The four players will be eligible to play Week 1 since the ruling will not come this weekend.

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NFL | Players involved in bounty case have suspensions overturned

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 12:50:48 -0700

A three-member appeals panel have ruled that the suspensions to New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma and DE Will Smith, Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita and free-agent DE Anthony Hargrove (Packers) should be overturned. The four could still face discipline if there is evidence of intent to injure bounties in the case.

Fantasy Tip: This is a surprising development, although it's obviously not over yet. Playmakers Vilma and Smith could prove to be worth IDP roster spots, at least in deep leagues. Vilma would likely begin the season on the PUP list, however; the health of his surgically repaired left knee is in doubt. This would mostly be a positive for the Saints' team defense in non-IDP formats: The reinstatement of some important pieces, assuming that they're in shape, would be beneficial. If the league provides its evidence and still suspends the players, perhaps their suspensions will be for fewer games this time.

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Saints | Will Smith might benefit from restraining order

Tue, 04 Sep 2012 21:13:38 -0700

The NFLPA filed a motion in U.S. District Court in New Orleans Tuesday, Sept. 4, seeking a temporary restraining order to stop the alleged bounty scandal suspension for New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith and others involved.

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Saints | NFLPA files suit over bounty ruling

Thu, 05 Jul 2012 07:24:07 -0700

The NFL Players Association has filed a lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of New Orleans Saints DL Will Smith, Green Bay Packers DL Anthony Hargrove and Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita, three players suspended in connection with the league's "bounty" scandal investigation. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in New Orleans Thursday, July 5, and asks a judge to set aside earlier arbitration rulings and order a new arbitrator to preside over the matter.

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Saints | Will Smith tries to halt suspension in federal court

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 14:32:18 -0700

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints DL Will Smith plans to file a temporary restraining order to try to stop his four-game suspension in federal court.

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Saints | Bounty scandal suspensions upheld

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 14:24:39 -0700

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld the suspension of LB Jonathan Vilma without pay for the entire 2012 season due to his part in the bounty scandal. In addition, Saints DL Will Smith will serve his four-game suspension.

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NFL | Roger Goodell upholds bounty discipline

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:28:51 -0700

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the discipline imposed on Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita, Green Bay Packers DL Anthony Hargrove and New Orleans Saints DL Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilma for their role in the Saints bounty scandal.

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Saints | Bounty appeal update

Mon, 18 Jun 2012 09:43:20 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita, Green Bay Packers DL Anthony Hargrove and New Orleans Saints DL Will Smith plan to return for the afternoon appeal session, according to an NFL Players Association source, after commissioner Roger Goodell asked to adjourn the meeting Monday, June 18, and reconvene later in the day. Saints LB Jonathan Vilma, currently suspended for the entire 2012 season, does not plan to return.

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Saints | Jonathan Vilma cuts short bounty hearing

Mon, 18 Jun 2012 08:38:42 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, all four suspended New Orleans Saints players and their attorneys left an appeal before NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Monday, June 18, roughly an hour after their hearings began. Peter Ginsberg, the lawyer for suspended LB Jonathan Vilma, said after a few opening remarks and challenges, Goodell asked to adjourn the meeting and reconvene later. Vilma does not plan to return. Other suspended players who were in attendance for the appeal - Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita, Green Bay Packers DL Anthony Hargrove and Saints DL Will Smith - could return; however, that is unknown at this point.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Steve Wyche

Saints | Commissioner will hear bounty appeals June 18

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:50:18 -0700

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will hear the appeals of the four players suspended in the New Orleans Saints "bounty" scandal June 18, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Saints LB Jonathan Vilma, suspended for one year, has also sued the commissioner for defamation. DL Will Smith was suspended four games, former Saints LB Scott Fujita, now with the Cleveland Browns, was suspended three games. Former Saints DL Anthony Hargrove, now with the Green Bay Packers, received an eight-game ban.

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NFL | Arbitrator says players in bounty case can be suspended

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 10:25:08 -0700

Arbitrator Stephen Burbank has ruled that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to suspend New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma and DE Will Smith and Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita for their involvement in the Saints' bounty program. Burbank said he would like to receive more information about Green Bay Packers DE Anthony Hargrove's participation in the program and retained temporary jurisdiction on his role. The NFL Players Association said it will appeal Burbank's decision.

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NFL | Larry Fitzgerald supports bounty suspensions

Wed, 09 May 2012 06:09:23 -0700

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald said that he feels badly for the New Orleans Saints players who were suspended as a result of the league's investigation into bounties; however, he doesn't think the league could sit by and do nothing when it learned of the Saints' bounty program. "I've known Jonathan Vilma for a very long time, and Will Smith actually hosted me on my visit to Ohio State in college," Fitzgerald said. "So I've known these guys for a really long time and they're not bad men by any stretch of the imagination. I feel bad that they're losing game checks and losing the opportunity to make a living. But I think Roger Goodell, our commissioner, had to do something to let everybody know that this is not going to be tolerated, and moving forward this is not something that's going to be acceptable."

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NFL | Bounty suspension players file appeal

Mon, 07 May 2012 09:29:25 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Green Bay Packers DL Anthony Hargrove, New Orleans Saints DL Will Smith and Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita have also appealed their suspensions for their roles in the Saints' bounty scandal, according to league spokesman Greg Aiello.

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