1/24KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Saints | Two may not fit 3-4 defense: New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilma may not fit the 3-4 defensive alignment the team is switching to next season....[+]
News -- December 2012
12/21KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Saints | Two might be released in offseason: New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilma might be salary cap casualties in the offseason. They are the most likely...[+] veterans to be released unless the former Pro Bowlers agree to substantial pay cuts.
News -- November 2012
11/10KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Raiders | Willie Smith will start in Week 10: Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said OT Willie Smith will continue to be the team's starting right tackle. Smith has...[+] struggled this season, especially in pass protection.
News -- October 2012
10/23KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Saints | Will Smith, Jonathan Vilma can play Sunday: New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma and DE Will Smith can play in Week 8 against the Denver Broncos before their appeals are...[+] heard Oct. 30.
News -- September 2012
9/5KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Saints | Will Smith might benefit from restraining order: The NFLPA filed a motion in U.S. District Court in New Orleans Tuesday, Sept. 4, seeking a temporary restraining order to stop...[+] the alleged bounty scandal suspension for New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith and others involved.
News -- July 2012
7/31KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Redskins | Willie Smith suffers ugly injury: Washington Redskins OT Willie Smith (knee) suffered a knee injury during one-on-one drills Monday, July 30. Smith's leg was caught...[+] under his own weight, and the injury was reportedly ugly.
7/5KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Saints | NFLPA files suit over bounty ruling : The NFL Players Association has filed a lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of New Orleans Saints DL Will Smith, Green Bay Packers...[+] DL Anthony Hargrove and Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita, three players suspended in connection with the league's 'bounty' scandal investigation. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in New Orleans Thursday, July 5, and asks a judge to set aside earlier arbitration rulings and order a new arbitrator to preside over the matter.
7/3KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Saints | Will Smith tries to halt suspension in federal court: Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints DL Will Smith plans to file a temporary restraining order to try to stop his four-game...[+] suspension in federal court.
7/3KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Saints | Bounty scandal suspensions upheld: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld the suspension of LB Jonathan Vilma without pay for the entire 2012 season due to his...[+] part in the bounty scandal. In addition, Saints DL Will Smith will serve his four-game suspension.
7/3KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: NFL | Roger Goodell upholds bounty discipline: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the discipline imposed on Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita, Green Bay Packers DL Anthony...[+] Hargrove and New Orleans Saints DL Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilma for their role in the Saints bounty scandal.
News -- June 2012
6/18KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Saints | Bounty appeal update : Updating an ongoing story, Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita, Green Bay Packers DL Anthony Hargrove and New Orleans Saints DL Will...[+] Smith plan to return for the afternoon appeal session, according to an NFL Players Association source, after commissioner Roger Goodell asked to adjourn the meeting Monday, June 18, and reconvene later in the day. Saints LB Jonathan Vilma, currently suspended for the entire 2012 season, does not plan to return.
6/18KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Saints | Jonathan Vilma cuts short bounty hearing : Updating an ongoing story, all four suspended New Orleans Saints players and their attorneys left an appeal before NFL commissioner...[+] Roger Goodell Monday, June 18, roughly an hour after their hearings began. Peter Ginsberg, the lawyer for suspended LB Jonathan Vilma, said after a few opening remarks and challenges, Goodell asked to adjourn the meeting and reconvene later. Vilma does not plan to return. Other suspended players who were in attendance for the appeal - Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita, Green Bay Packers DL Anthony Hargrove and Saints DL Will Smith - could return; however, that is unknown at this point.
6/7KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Saints | Commissioner will hear bounty appeals June 18: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will hear the appeals of the four players suspended in the New Orleans Saints 'bounty' scandal...[+] June 18, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Saints LB Jonathan Vilma, suspended for one year, has also sued the commissioner for defamation. DL Will Smith was suspended four games, former Saints LB Scott Fujita, now with the Cleveland Browns, was suspended three games. Former Saints DL Anthony Hargrove, now with the Green Bay Packers, received an eight-game ban.
News -- May 2012
5/9KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: NFL | Larry Fitzgerald supports bounty suspensions : Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald said that he feels badly for the New Orleans Saints players who were suspended as a result...[+] of the leagues investigation into bounties; however, he doesnt think the league could sit by and do nothing when it learned of the Saints bounty program. 'Ive known Jonathan Vilma for a very long time, and Will Smith actually hosted me on my visit to Ohio State in college,' Fitzgerald said. 'So Ive known these guys for a really long time and theyre not bad men by any stretch of the imagination. I feel bad that theyre losing game checks and losing the opportunity to make a living. But I think Roger Goodell, our commissioner, had to do something to let everybody know that this is not going to be tolerated, and moving forward this is not something thats going to be acceptable.'
5/7KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: NFL | Bounty suspension players file appeal : Updating an ongoing story, Green Bay Packers DL Anthony Hargrove, New Orleans Saints DL Will Smith and Cleveland Browns LB Scott...[+] Fujita have also appealed their suspensions for their roles in the Saints' bounty scandal, according to league spokesman Greg Aiello.
5/3KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Saints | Osi Umenyiora an option?: Trading for New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora may be one way for the New Orleans Saints to solve their problems at defensive end,...[+] especially with DE Will Smith set to serve a four-game suspension.
5/2KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: NFL | Suspended players to appeal: New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilma, Green Bay Packers DE Anthony Hargrove and Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita...[+] will appeal the suspensions they received for their participation in the Saints bounty program.
5/2KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Saints | Jonathan Vilma banned for the year : The NFL suspended four players for their roles in the New Orleans Saints' bounty system, including LB Jonathan Vilma for the entire...[+] 2012 season. In addition to Vilma, DE Will Smith was suspended four games, Green Bay Packers DT Anthony Hargrove was suspended eight games and Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita three games.
News -- March 2012
3/1KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Saints | Will restructure Will Smiths contract: Updating a previous report, the New Orleans Saints will restructure DE Will Smiths contract this offseason which is expected...[+] to save the team at least $4 million in salary cap space. Smith was scheduled to make $7 million in base salary next season as well as a $1.15 million in bonuses but most of his base salary will now be a signing bonus.
3/1KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Saints | Trying to restructure Will Smiths deal : The New Orleans Saints are working on a restructured deal with DL Will Smith in order to save $5 million or $6 million off the...[+] salary cap. The deal could be done Thursday, March 1. The deal would involve no new money, just guaranteed salary.
News -- February 2012
2/6KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Saints | Two could be candidates for restructured contracts: The New Orleans Saints may approach DE Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilma about the possibility of restructuring their contracts...[+] this offseason. Both could candidates to be released if they do not restructure their contracts.
News -- December 2011
12/17KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Redskins | Willie Smith expected to start in Week 15: Washington Redskins OT Willie Smith is expected to make his first NFL start at left tackle in Week 15 against the New York Giants....[+] He came off the bench in his debut last weekend.
News -- November 2011
11/19KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Redskins | Willie Smith may start Week 11: Washington Redskins OT Willie Smith may start at right tackle in Week 11 if OTs Jammal Brown (groin) and Sean Locklear (ankle)...[+] are not able to play.
11/17KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Redskins | More offensive line changes to come?: The Washington Redskins might be forced to make changes to the offensive line again in Week 11. OG Maurice Hurt (knee) and OT...[+] Sean Locklear (ankle) are nursing injuries. If Hurt cannot play, C Will Montgomery might be used at guard, with C Erik Cook moving in at center. If Locklear is unable to go, OT Tyler Polumbus might draw his first start with the team, or OT Willie Smith might get the call.