Saints To Release Will Smith

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The Saints are doing some cost cutting as they proceed with trying to get a long term deal done with pro bowl tight end Jimmy Graham.

Jason La Canfora is reporting that the team will release defensive end Will Smith.

The move of cutting Smith will save the Saints $11.5 million in cap space alone.

mith, who arrived as a first-round draft pick in 2004, is the longest-tenured player on the Saints’ roster. But he missed all of last season with a knee injury, and he is in the final year of his deal.