Smith having career year for Saints

TAMPA, Fla. -- Before the season, the New Orleans Saints didn’t know if they’d have defensive end Will Smith available for the first four games.

It turns out Smith is having what could be the best season of his career. He has one sack so far today against Tampa Bay and that means Smith now has a sack in each of his last four games. This is the first time in his career he’s done that.

Smith now has 8.5 sacks. His career high (10.5) came in 2006, which also was the last time the Saints were in the playoffs.