The Patriots released linebacker James Anderson, defensive linemen Will Smith and Tommy Kelly, and rookie tight end Justin Jones.
Cowboys linebacker Will Smith missed Sunday's practice because of groin injury, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The injury is not expected to keep him sidelined for an extended period of time. The Cowboys will start preseason Aug. 7 at San Diego.
The Cowboys selected linebacker Will Smith out of Texas Tech with the 238th pick in the draft, their fourth defensive player in six picks.
The Patriots are signing former Saints defensive end Will Smith, reports ESPN.com. He missed last season recovering from an ACL injury.
The Patriots are the favorites to land free agent defensive end Will Smith, reports Pro Football Talk. Smith, who visited the team on April 1, missed last season after tearing his ACL in Saints' training camp. In New England, Smith would serve as a rotational pass rusher behind defensive ends Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich.