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New England Patriots cut three big-named veterans

Yesterday the Patriots released three defensive lineman many thought would be big contributors this season: Tommy Kelly, Will Smith and James Anderson. Tommy Kelly was a big free-agent signing last season, but he missed the entire year with a torn ACL. At 33 years old, returning from that type of injury turned out not to be as easy as many hoped. What’s odd, though, is that Kelly...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots cut Will Smith, Tommy Kelly

The Patriots released veterans Will Smith and Tommy Kelly on Sunday. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network believes they could get up returning to New England after week one. With #Patriots cutting Tommy Kelly & Will Smith, don't be shocked if 1/both is back after W1. Salaries won't be gtd. Gerard Warren treatment — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 24, 2014 This is a typical...
Via Pro Football Zone
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Impact of Tommy Kelly, James Anderson, and Will Smith cuts

Photo by Elsa/Getty ImagesAs written about earlier today by Mike Saver, the first significant cuts were made by the Patriots. As the team works to get down to 75 players, they followed a typical protocol of releasing some veterans early to allow them to hitch on elsewhere. I'll be brief on the three players, as I want to focus on who is here (in Bill Belichick fashion), but don...
Via Patriots Life
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly, Smith, Anderson depart from Patriots' D-front

BY NICK ST. DENISThe New England Patriots are looking to get younger and cheaper on the defensive front.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday the team is set to release defensive linemen Tommy Kelly and Will Smith, as well as linebacker James Anderson.The 10-year veteran Kelly played in five games last season with the Patriots before sustaining a season-ending torn ACL."I...
Via AFC East Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Release Veterans DL Tommy Kelly, DE Will Smith, & LB James Anderson

  ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the New England Patriots have released veteran DL Tommy Kelly, DE Will Smith, and LB James Anderson as they trim their roster to 75 players. Smith, 32, signed on with the Saints back in May, but reports out of training camp mentioned that he hadn’t done enough to secure a roster spot. He was forced to sit out the 2013 season after suffered a...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
23 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots gettin’ jiggy wit Will Smith

Will Smith is officially a New England Patriot. ESPN’s Mike Reiss and Field Yates announced the acquisition on Monday. Filed to ESPN with @FieldYates: Patriots are signing veteran DE Will Smith, formerly of the Saints, per source. — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) May 5, 2014 Smith has spent the last eight seasons with the New Orleans Saints after they drafted him with the 18th overall...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Signing DE Will Smith

  Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston reports that the Patriots are signing veteran DE Will Smith to a contract. New England hosted Smith for a visit back in early April and since then reports mentioned that the Patriots were considered to be the favorites to sign him to a contract. The Seahawks came up as a speculative option, however, nothing serious ever came from the suggestion. Smith...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Not much interest yet in ex-Saint Will Smith

During the mass exodus of veterans from New Orleans this off season Will Smith has seemingly been lost in the mire. Smith was an excellent defensive end for the majority of his career in New Orleans, however the switch to a 3-4 system upon Rob Ryan’s arrival really signaled the end to Smith’s career as a Saint. Recovering from a torn ACL in 2013, Smith could still provide stout...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints lose Will Smith for the season

The New Orleans Saints suffered another unneeded blow to the defense. Outside linebacker Will Smith, the longest tenured Saint, sustained a knee injury and is out for the rest of season. Smith was making the transition to the 3-4 outside linebacker after playing his whole career at 4-3 defensive end. Though Smith was having his issues with the transition, his loss is yet another...
Via isportsweb.com
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints, Will Smith reportedly working on restructuring his contract

According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, the New Orleans Saints and defensive end Will Smith are currently working on restructuring his contract to to lower his cap number and help him remain with the team for the future. Saints are working on a restructured deal for DE Will Smith. Not done, but progressing. — Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) February 23, 2013 The Saints have to...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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