NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A person familiar
with the deal says that Smith signed a six-year deal worth about 70
million dollars. The reported deal makes Smith the NFL's
third-highest paid defensive end, behind Minnesota's Jared Allen
and Dwight Freeney of Indianapolis.
Smith made the Pro Bowl in 2006, and his seven sacks in 2007 led
the Saints. He also was among team leaders in tackles with 66.