The New Orleans Saints worked out free agent linebacker Jaylon Smith on Thursday and he is now expected to sign with team, per sources.
Sources: Former #Giants LB Jaylon Smith is signing with the #Saints after today’s workout.— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) August 10, 2023
The 2019 Pro Bowl LB had 88 tackles, 3 TFLs and 1 sack in 11 starts last season, while also leading NY with 21 tackles and a TFL in two playoff games. pic.twitter.com/TYO3QttaiF
Sources: Free agent LB Jaylon Smith is working out for the #Saints today.— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) August 10, 2023
The 2019 Pro Bowler worked out for the #Raiders last week and there’s plenty of interest there as well. pic.twitter.com/iDd5WNxfZx
Smith was drafted out of Notre Dame in 2017 by the Cowboys. In his career, the 28-year-old linebacker has 11 sacks, six forced fumbles, and two interceptions. Smith was also elected to the 2019 Pro Bowl. Smith finished last season on the Giants with 88 tackles and one sack,
The veteran linebacker had a visit with the Las Vegas Raiders last week but left without a contract.
The Saints are actively trying to add depth to the linebacker core behind Demario Davis and Pete Werner. They recently brought in free agent linebacker Anthony Barr for a workout, but he left the facility without a deal.