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Saints sign former No. 2 overall pick Jason Smith


The Saints added some tackle depth, but can’t be finished looking.

The team announced they had signed former No. 2 overall pick Jason Smith to a one-year contract.

Smith was a bust with the Rams after their 2009 draft investment, and never really made a peep with the Jets after being traded for Wayne Hunter.

The Saints haven’t replaced free agent departure Jermon Bushrod, leaving Charles Brown and Zach Strief as the starters.

Smith’s a depth signing at this point, and the Saints have been looking closely at the tackles in this year’s draft.

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14 Responses to “Saints sign former No. 2 overall pick Jason Smith”
  1. chad504boy says: Apr 11, 2013 2:45 PM

    We’re going to package Jason Smith, Chris Ivory with #15 and trade up to #3 with the Raiders to grab Eric Fisher. Raiders are so dumb.

  2. swampdawg80 says: Apr 11, 2013 2:50 PM

    Hope he funnel that ability that made him a high pick. Now that he is blocking for an elite Qb.

  3. purplegreenandgold says: Apr 11, 2013 3:00 PM

    Welcome Jason Smith!

  4. thejabronisayz says: Apr 11, 2013 3:05 PM

    Did they sign him to play QB? Because he sure as hell can’t block.

  5. jimmyt says: Apr 11, 2013 3:16 PM

    I guess the Aints are officially back. It seems long ago but at least the poor baghead fans did get to celebrate a Super Bowl.

  6. ibreathefootball says: Apr 11, 2013 3:23 PM

    Jumping ahead to 2016….

    In other news, former #1 pick Luke Joeckel that has been considered a bust, has signed a league minimum contract with the Cardinals.

    O-Lineman in the top 10 is silly!!!!!

  7. saintsfan26 says: Apr 11, 2013 3:30 PM

    If anybody can make a left tackle look like a pro bowler, its Drew Brees. Just look at the guys Smith had to block for, on terrible teams I might add.. Mark “hold the ball too long” Sanchez and Sam “I can’t stay healthy” Bradford. This guy has not exactly had the best coaching.

    Welcome to a real team Jason Smith!!

  8. mikelitoris1 says: Apr 11, 2013 3:31 PM

    Ozzie Newsome is a miracle worker!


  9. mdd913 says: Apr 11, 2013 3:36 PM

    If Smith ever had any kind of ability he will be fine. I’m pretty sure most anybody around 300 pounds with functional limbs can be solid with Grubbs/Evans/De la Puente lined up next to him.

  10. jwh8541 says: Apr 11, 2013 4:48 PM

    Brilliant. If smith had any ability he wouldn’t be on his third team. Rams drafted this guy #2 or 3 whatever after he played I think one year at OT at college in a spread offense (thanks Billy Devaney) and hasn’t really developed since. Not to mention his desire has been questioned. Good luck Aints

  11. laserrocketarm12 says: Apr 11, 2013 5:02 PM

    They sign a backup tackle and you’re all throwing around Aints? Really? People are still calling them that? Wake up. 2003 called.

    You’re a moron if you think The Raiders are trading their pick to move back 12 spots for a couple of backups.

    There ought to be a mandatory IQ test before you’re allowed to comment here…

  12. ibreathefootball says: Apr 11, 2013 5:48 PM

    Would the best offensive lineman ever be worth a top 3 pick?

  13. raiderapologist says: Apr 11, 2013 9:19 PM

    chad504boy says: Apr 11, 2013 2:45 PM

    We’re going to package Jason Smith, Chris Ivory with #15 and trade up to #3 with the Raiders to grab Eric Fisher. Raiders are so dumb.
    No they aren’t, and no you’re not. Davis didn’t trade down, and McKenzie isn’t trading that #3 for anything but extra picks.

  14. jaccfrost says: Apr 12, 2013 3:38 PM

    All you nay sayers are gonna have mud on all your faces when he makes the All-Pro roster!!! GO!! JASON GO!!

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