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Pats remain the favorites to sign Will Smith, eventually

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Barely seven months removed from a torn ACL, veteran defensive end Will Smith has drawn interest from the Patriots.  For now, the Pats are viewed as the leaders to sign him, eventually.

That could change over time, but Smith seems to be willing to take a one-year deal in the hopes of pursuing another championship that would bookend his Super Bowl ring from the 2009 season in New Orleans.

That same year, he had a career-high 13 sacks.  Since then, he hasn’t had more than 6.5 sacks in any given year.

Still, if/when the knee is healed, he’s regarded as having some gas left in the tank.  The Patriots could be the recipients of whatever Smith has left.

 

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18 Responses to “Pats remain the favorites to sign Will Smith, eventually”
  1. mzew233 says: Apr 8, 2014 10:05 PM

    We can’t offer you any bounty incentives, as we do not cheat in New England or go after peoples head.

    But you do have a top 3 shot at winning a SB. More than you could have ever said for your other team. You will fit in nice next to Vince.

  2. grimreaper12 says: Apr 8, 2014 10:06 PM

    Belichick always signs a veteran pass rusher. Hoping Smith has something left in the tank. We need a few guys who can come in and give Chandler/Ninkovich a rest.
    #GOPATS #PATSNATION

  3. pettytom says: Apr 8, 2014 10:07 PM

    He’s getting jiggy with it!

  4. riverhorsey says: Apr 8, 2014 11:28 PM

    Chiefs

  5. firstrounddraftpick says: Apr 8, 2014 11:30 PM

    We should have cut him and Harper at least a year ago. We needed to get younger and more physical since 2011

  6. wtfchiefs says: Apr 8, 2014 11:45 PM

    He should sign in Miami and party in the city where the heat is on.
    All night, on the beach, till the break of dawn.

  7. slaugin says: Apr 9, 2014 12:23 AM

    Him and Phillips seem like the best of the remaining pass Rushers (I’m pretty sure Phillips is still there)

  8. kc114 says: Apr 9, 2014 12:50 AM

    Washed up

  9. toybkshr says: Apr 9, 2014 1:18 AM

    Hope he heals, Pats def need some help in the front 7, Jones & Nink can’t play 95% of the snaps again.

  10. ivanpavlov0000 says: Apr 9, 2014 1:34 AM

    If the Pats are willing to forgive After Earth, then they should definitely sign Will Smith.

    And the Pats seem like a good organization to drain however much football he has left in the tank. Seems like a good fit.

  11. latenightroach says: Apr 9, 2014 2:28 AM

    So thanks to Revis and his 12 million, I guess it’s back to bargain basement shopping for vet minimum plus incentives. Humph…”The Patriot Way”.

  12. 1harrypairatesties says: Apr 9, 2014 4:15 AM

    He should stick with acting. Loved him on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

  13. bchagnon says: Apr 9, 2014 5:36 AM

    Talented guy, but man was After Earth terrible.

  14. 87hollywoodhorn says: Apr 9, 2014 8:42 AM

    Very underrated player. ACL was his first injury ever. Tremendous against the run, and just wears out left tackles with his bull rush.

  15. brocattosbasement says: Apr 9, 2014 9:31 AM

    His tank has been on empty for years.

  16. spoilerfutbol says: Apr 9, 2014 10:12 AM

    You neeed a veteran passrusher like him, Carter maybe played his last snap in the NFL and Bequette is a 3rd round bust

  17. doubleogator says: Apr 9, 2014 10:38 AM

    He can still help a team at defensive end, linebacker had him out of place, oh, one more thing the bounty gate stuff is really funny, I hadn’t seen any post with regards to that before, ha ha ha…

  18. wyntyrmute says: Apr 9, 2014 12:30 PM

    mzew233 says:
    Apr 8, 2014 10:05 PM

    We can’t offer you any bounty incentives, as we do not cheat in New England or go after peoples head.

    But you do have a top 3 shot at winning a SB. More than you could have ever said for your other team. You will fit in nice next to Vince.

    =================================

    That had to be a joke, right? The Pats practically wrote the book on cheating and in the end there was never any proof of a bounty program with the Saints. Everyone knows it was all about the impending concussion lawsuit.

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