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Saints to sign free agent LB Jaylon Smith

The former Pro Bowler worked out for New Orleans on Thursday.

NFL: Washington Commanders at New York Giants Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints worked out free agent linebacker Jaylon Smith on Thursday and he is now expected to sign with team, per sources.

Smith has played for a number of teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, and most recently the New York Giants.

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.

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