What has been a point of emphasis for the 43-year-old has been his opening game each season as a head coach. Bielema is 7-0 in season openers.

The San Francisco 49ers traded linebacker Parys Haralson to the Saints on Monday to fill a big need for New Orleans, a person with knowledge of the deal said.

Les Miles is keeping TCU guessing about whether LSU running back Jeremy Hill, the Tigers' leading rusher last season, will play in Saturday night's season opener.

Smith, drafted 18th overall by New Orleans in 2004, spent his first nine seasons as a defensive end. This year, he switched to outside linebacker in new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's 3-4 scheme.

For one thing, New Orleans rookie Kenny Stills, a fifth-round pick out of Oklahoma, continued to impress.

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