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Top Jaylon Smith News

  • Jaylon Smith: Kicked to curb

    Smith was released by the Saints on Tuesday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

    In a very surprising move, Smith has been released after signing with New Orleans on Aug. 10. The veteran linebacker has had stints with Dallas, Green Bay and New York since being picked in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He's appeared in 87 games throughout his eight-year NFL career and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2018. Smith will look for a new home ahead of the coming season.

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  • Saints' Jaylon Smith: May have secured roster spot

    Smith is trending toward making New Orleans' final 53-man roster following Sunday's 17-13 preseason loss to the Texans, according to Luke Johnson of

    Smith tied with rookie linebacker Nephi Sewell for a team-high five tackles Sunday, including a team-high two tackles for loss. The veteran has spent time practicing at all three off-ball linebacker spots since signing with the Saints on Aug. 10, per Johnson, potentially making a valuable backup option behind starters Demario Davis and Pete Werner. Smith's versatility and ability as a playmaker against the run could make him an intriguing fit in New Orleans' linebacker corps this coming season.

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  • Saints' Jaylon Smith: Finds new home

    Smith signed with the Saints on Thursday, NFL insider Jordan Schultz reports.

    Smith had a solid showing with the Giants last season, appearing in 13 games and making 88 tackles (44 solo). However, he remained a free agent as teams began training camp. After a workout with New Orleans on Thursday, the 28-year-old inked a deal with the team. He'll now work to get acclimated with his new squad and earn a role in the Saints' linebacker corps.

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  • Giants' Jaylon Smith: Works up to prominent role

    Smith played in 13 games this season, racking up 88 tackles (46 solo), one sack and a recovered fumble.

    After splitting time between three clubs last year and logging just 38 tackles across 10 games, Smith began the 2022 campaign without a team. He eventually joined New York's practice squad before getting a deal to join the active roster, and he played in each of the Giants' contests from Week 4 to Week 17 before resting for the regular-season finale. The veteran linebacker picked up the pace as the campaign moved on, notching at least nine tackles in five of his final six appearances. Smith will become a free agent after this season, but he's been a good fit with New York, so the team could look to bring him back given his (and the team's) success this year.

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  • Giants' Jaylon Smith: Leading tackler Week 17

    Smith tallied nine tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 38-10 win over the Colts.

    Smith continued his prolific run of tackling while finishing with a team high in tackles against Indianapolis. The sixth-year linebacker has now recorded 52 tackles over the last six games, logging at least nine tackles all but once during this span. Smith ranks second on the Giants in tackles (88) even though he's only been on the team's active roster since early October, and he should to play a prominent role Week 18 against Philadelphia.

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  • Giants' Jaylon Smith: Ties season-high tackle total

    Smith tallied 10 tackles (three solo), including one sack, in Saturday's loss to the Vikings.

    Smith's first sack of the season came at a critical time, as he brought down Kirk Cousins with less than six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter on a drive that ultimately ended in a Minnesota punt. In addition, Smith's 10 tackles tied a season-high mark and gave him 28 tackles over the past three weeks.

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  • Giants' Jaylon Smith: Posts nine stops in big win

    Smith recorded nine tackles (four solo) Sunday in a Week 15 20-12 win over Washington.

    Smith finished second on New York in stops behind Kayvon Thibodeaux (elbow) in the huge divisional victory. The performance was Smith's second straight with exactly nine tackles, and he's recorded 33 total stops over his past four games, giving him a steady floor in IDP leagues.

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  • Giants' Jaylon Smith: Keeps racking up tackles

    Smith had nine tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 48-22 loss to the Eagles.

    Smith has turned into an integral piece on defense for Big Blue, totaling at least five tackles in each of the past six games. He's locked into a starting linebacker role as New York prepares for its biggest game of the season in Week 15 against a Commanders team that sports an identical 7-5-1 record.

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  • Giants' Jaylon Smith: Racks up 10 tackles

    Smith logged 10 tackles (seven solo) during the Giants' 28-20 loss to Dallas on Thursday.

    Smith spent the first five years of his career with the Cowboys and posted a season-high 10 tackles during Thursday's loss. The 27-year-old has been productive since joining the Giants' active roster, tallying 46 tackles (25 solo) and a fumble recovery over eight games.

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  • Giants' Jaylon Smith: Signs deal to join active roster

    Smith signed a contract with the Giants on Saturday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

    Smith had been elevated from the practice squad in prior weeks, but the Giants opted to use an open roster to officially sign the linebacker to the 53-man roster. Smith played in four games with the Giants last season, compiling 12 tackles and a pass deflection, but he's not expected to be anything more than linebacker depth on this current iteration of the team.

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  • Jaylon Smith: Joins practice squad

    The Giants signed Smith to the practice squad Wednesday, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.

    Smith replaces KC McDermott on New York's practice squad. The veteran linebacker started two of four appearances with the Giants last season.

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