The New Orleans Saints on Saturday afternoon reached a contract agreement with first-round draft choice Will Smith, a standout defensive end from Ohio State and the 18th player selected this year, ESPN.com has learned.
Still facing the possibility of season-ending surgery on his right shoulder, San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Alex Smith is scheduled to go through some light throwing drills Wednesday and Thursday.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith, the franchise leader in every major receiving category, will not return to the field in 2007, the team decided on Thursday, and his future in the game is now uncertain.
GM A.J. Smith, who entertained offers for Michael Turner during the weekend draft but apparently found no suitor willing to meet his asking price, said the three-year veteran will be with the Chargers for this season.