NFL Offseason 2012: Why the New Orleans Saints Could Cut Will Smith

The New Orleans Saints are headed into an offseason in which they will have to try to bring back Drew Brees, Carl Nicks and Marques Colston, among other key free agents.

The Saints already do not have a lot of cap space, and that’s why we could see defensive end Will Smith leave the team in 2012.

The Saints brought in Steve Spagnuolo as the new defensive coordinator, and it’s likely that he will improve the defense in New Orleans greatly. In fact, I think that he could even do it without the Saints’ best defensive end.

Smith was chosen by the Saints in the first round of the 2004 NFL draft, and he has been a great player for New Orleans over the years.

His best season came in 2009, when the Saints won the Super Bowl. Smith tallied up 13 sacks that year and was among the top pass-rushers in the league.

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