Saints cut Jason Smith

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The No. 2 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft will need to find a new home if he’s to continue his career.

The Saints have cut offensive tackle Jason Smith, coach Sean Payton said Wednesday, according to the club’s official Twitter feed.

The 27-year-old Smith signed with New Orleans in April. He appeared in all 16 games with the Jets in 2012 as a backup after the club acquired him from St. Louis, which drafted him one spot after Matthew Stafford in 2009. Smith struggled with injuries, including concussions, in his three seasons with St. Louis.

It’s possible another team could give Smith a look. He’s still relatively young, and he showed enough promise to be a highly regarded draft prospect not long ago. However, being let go this late in the preseason is a definite setback.

32 responses to “Saints cut Jason Smith

  1. The top of the 2009 Draft will go down as one of the worst ever.

    Jason Smith at 2, Tyson Jackson at 3, Aaron Curry at 4, Mark Sanchez at 5 and Darrius Heyward-Bey at 7.

  2. Is he at least a serviceable backup left tackle?

    After 3 preseason games I like what I see in Jonathan Martin starting on the left, but Miami could take a look at Jason Smith for depth.

  3. The top of the 2009 Draft will go down as one of the worst ever.

    Jason Smith at 2, Tyson Jackson at 3, Aaron Curry at 4, Mark Sanchez at 5 and Darrius Heyward-Bey at 7.

    You forgot Aaron bleep maybin at 11 Moreno at 12

  4. “The top of the 2009 Draft will go down as one of the worst ever.

    Jason Smith at 2, Tyson Jackson at 3, Aaron Curry at 4, Mark Sanchez at 5 and Darrius Heyward-Bey at 7.

    You forgot Aaron bleep maybin at 11 Moreno at 12”

    …and with all of these future Hall of Famers at the top of the draft, you still get a ton of lions fans complaining that Matt Stafford was the wrong pick

  5. In addition to struggling with injuries, he’s also struggled with being a lousy offensive lineman.

    He is not an “injury bust”…He’s just a bust.

  6. That’s too bad, I was hopeful Jason Smith would be able to resurrect his career as he is a super nice guy but if he can’t latch on to a team like the Saints that have an O-line friendly system(see Drew Brees), he’s pretty much done. Drew made Bushrod look like an all-pro..

  7. Almost half of the 2009 1st round are considered a bust:

    2. Smith
    3. Jackson
    4. Curry
    5. Sanchez
    7. Heyward-Bey
    8. Monroe
    11. Maybin
    12. Moreno
    16. English
    18. Ayers
    24. Jerry
    25. Davis
    27. Brown
    31. Wells

    The 2009 2nd round produced better talent.

  8. He really wasn’t that bad with the Saints, they just had better players at his position. He’ll probably catch on somewhere. I won’t say he’s a starter but he could be an ideal swing tackle on a team in need of depth.

  9. I know tackles are generally chunky but is this the guy with the distinctly recognizable man boobs?

  10. patfic15 says:
    Aug 21, 2013 1:40 PM
    2009 draft forced the rookie wage scale.

    Honorable mention Jamarcus Russel 🙂

  11. shackdelrio says:
    Aug 21, 2013 1:01 PM
    The top of the 2009 Draft will go down as one of the worst ever.

    Jason Smith at 2, Tyson Jackson at 3, Aaron Curry at 4, Mark Sanchez at 5 and Darrius Heyward-Bey at 7.
    ———————————————————-
    1. Stafford (I know he threw up some ridiculous numbers), but still needs to prove himself (crutch = Megatron)
    11. Aaron Maybin
    12. Knowshon Moreno

  12. Clay Matthews, Percy Harvin and Hakeem Nicks are the only players from that round who aren’t rubbish.

  13. @HowdyDoobie says:Aug 21, 2013 1:26 PM

    Almost half of the 2009 1st round are considered a bust:

    2. Smith
    3. Jackson
    4. Curry
    5. Sanchez
    7. Heyward-Bey
    8. Monroe
    11. Maybin
    12. Moreno
    16. English
    18. Ayers
    24. Jerry
    25. Davis
    27. Brown
    31. Wells

    The 2009 2nd round produced better talent.
    ———————————————————-

    Eugene Monroe? Not a bust.

  14. Deathmonkey41 says:

    The Saints need to swear off anything that has the stink of Steve Spagnuolo tied to it. That tool set the Rams back for years.
    __________

    Dont forget that Bill Devaney drafted Jason Smith. That is why he only last 3 years.

  15. @HowdyDoobie says:
    Aug 21, 2013 1:26 PM
    Almost half of the 2009 1st round are considered a bust:

    2. Smith
    3. Jackson
    4. Curry
    5. Sanchez
    7. Heyward-Bey
    8. Monroe
    11. Maybin
    12. Moreno
    16. English
    18. Ayers
    24. Jerry
    25. Davis
    27. Brown
    31. Wells

    The 2009 2nd round produced better talent.

    *******************************
    Monroe has been a stud. He’ll get tagged this after this year. If he didnt play in Jax people like you’d know who he was.

  16. I know he’s always been an OT, but can he play OG? Send him to Dallas.

    And Eugene Monroe can ball.

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