Saints cut Jason Smith

The New Orleans Saints have released offensive tackle Jason Smith, coach Sean Payton announced.

Smith is a former second overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft, selected by the St. Louis Rams.

Smith, 27, was a backup last season with the New York Jets.

Smith has had issues with concussions and other injuries.

He hasn't realized the potential he displayed at Baylor.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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