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
DeAndre Jordan has four meetings setup as free agency gets ready to start. Clippers have slight edge.
Jordan along with Aldridge is one of the biggest names on the free agent market and is drawing attention like it. Lakers, Knicks, Mavericks, Clippers are the four teams that he will be meeting with and the Clippers, his current team, are believed to hold a slight edge over the others. Obviously, it would be a coup for the Lakers to steal the big man from their in city rival who share the arena with them. The Knicks are in serious need of an offensive big man given their lack of one for the last several seasons. Jordan's signing may trigger several dominos to fall quickly after. Analysis: Matt Selz
Marc Gasol only has one free agent meeting setup and it's with Memphis.
It looks like the big man will be staying put in Memphis considering that the only meeting he has setup is with his current team. Gasol and Zach Randolph have created a great front court for the Grizzlies that have gotten them into the playoffs the last couple of years. It is possible that once the bigger name front court players are off the market, that Gasol could then gain more interest, if he hasn't already signed. Analysis: Matt Selz