The injuries on defense continue to mount for the New Orleans Saints.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports, per a league source, that linebacker Will Smith is out for the year with a knee injury suffered Sunday against the Texans.
Smith, who restructured his contract at the beginning at the year, struggled at times in new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's 3-4 defense.
Injuries have sidelined Victor Butler, Kenyon Coleman and Joe Morgan for the season and Jonathan Vilma is out with an injury as well.
Martez Wilson still recovering from an elbow injury will take over Smith's position.
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