7:30 PM ET, August 9, 2012
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Will Smith is getting ready for the season as if he wasn't facing suspension for the first four games.He's still getting sacks.The fourth-leading sacker in New Orleans history crunched Tom Brady from behind, forcing a fumble in the first quarter of the New England Patriots' 7-6 exhibition win over the Saints on Thursday night.
The Saints gained 280 yards, one more than the Patriots. ... Courtney Roby had five receptions for New Orleans. The special teams stalwart has six catches in his seven regular seasons. ... Boston Celtics G Rajon Rondo attended the game. So did Charley Molnar, new coach of the University of Massachusetts, whose team will play all its home games at Gillette Stadium for the first time this year under a five-year deal. UMass is moving to the Mid-American Conference in the Football Bowl Subdivision from the Colonial Athletic Association in the Football Championship Subdivision.
FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 9: Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots catches a pass before a preseason game with...(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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