Patriots signing Will Smith

Defensive end joining Patriots Aaron Wilson

Print This May 05, 2014, 02:46 PM EST

NFP's Introduction to Scouting Class is now registering for our next session! Early bird pricing in effect until February 15th! Save $100 and REGISTER NOW!

The New England Patriots are signing former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, according to multiple reports.

Smith missed last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and was cut this offseason.

Smith recorded a career-high 13 sacks in 2009.

A 6-foot-3, 282-pounder from Ohio State, Smith had six sacks as recently as 2012.

He visited the Patriots last month.

Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider

Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

NFP Inside Content. All Season.