NEW ORLEANS -- CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Saints will release defensive end Will Smith.
Smith, the longest tenured member of the team, has been with the Saints since he was selected in the first round of the 2004 draft.
The cap-strapped Saints are releasing veteran DL Will Smith, a move that will create $11.5M in cap space. Likely to be announced today— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) February 12, 2014
He missed all of the 2013-2014 season due to a torn ACL and will turn 33 in July.
Smith is due $11.55 million in salary and bonuses.