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Patriots are signing veteran DE Will Smith, formerly of the Saints, per source.
Smith missed all of last season with a torn ACL which is a huge red flag for a player turning 33 in July. This deal has been in the works for nearly a month (most likely waiting for his price to come down) but the Patriots were the only team that the veteran defensive end visited during his free agency period, so this is no surprise that the deal was done. According to reporter Mike Florio, it's a one-year deal for the 10-year vet.ANALYST: Drew Phelps
Marc Krauss went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Thursday in Toronto.
Krauss is hitting only .150 with a .350 slugging percentage after launching his first home run of the season. It was just his seventh game of the season, but there’s no doubt he’ll need to cut down on the strikeouts if he’s ever going to be able to showcase the decent pop he has. The left-handed hitter was called up from AAA to try and infuse some offense in Anaheim and was slugging .639 over his past 10 games. With Matt Joyce really struggling, expect Krauss to steal some of his at-bats over the next few weeks. Analysis: Kevin Luchansky