According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery. Unfortunately for the Saints, they’ve already lost members of the front seven to season ending injuries. Other injuries for the Saints include middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma.
Smith who has been a regular defensive end, was working at a new position under defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. They’ve changed the system from a 4-3 to a 3-4 in 2013. They were attempting to turn Smith into a linebacker.
For a defensive team that was horrible in the prior season, this is a huge loss for New Orleans. Will Smith led the Saints in sacks last season with 6.
Due to all of the injuries, the Saints needed immediate help and they land Parys Haralson in a trade according to NFL.com. Haralson was on the San Francisco roster, but he was being phased out by all of the depth the 49ers acquired. The move may be a blessing for Haralson’s career in New Orleans.
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