Proctor High School grad Will Smith signs with the Patriots

Published 05/06 2014 10:05AM

Updated 05/06 2014 11:46AM

Will Smith
Will Smith
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Utica native and Proctor High School product Will Smith is headed to the New England Patriots.

The 32-year-old defensive end has played 10 seasons with the New Orleans Saints after he was drafted in the first round out of Ohio State.

The Saints released Smith in February 2014.

Smith was sidelined by a knee injury throughout 2013.

He was one of several Saints players who was caught up in a pay-for-performance scandal in 2012.

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