Bengals Sign OT Andre Smith

The Bengals signed offensive tackle Andre Smith, according to Geoff Hobson of the team website (on Twitter). The deal marks Smith’s third career stint in Cincinnati. 

Smith, ostensibly, has been brought on board to fill in for Cordy Glenn and Jake Fisher, who are both out with back injuries. Cedric Ogbuehi was next in line to pitch in at tackle, but team brass apparently prefers Smith, even though he struggled at right tackle last year and has not earned a quality score from Pro Football Focus since 2014.

Smith spent the first seven seasons of his career with Cincinnati after being selected No. 6 overall in the 2009 draft and reunited with the Bengals last offseason. He signed a one-year deal with the notion that he would be the team’s starting right guard, but lost that competition to Trey Hopkins. Later on, a spot opened up at right tackle when Jake Fisher was shut down for the year with a heart condition.

This year, Smith hooked on with the Cardinals, but he was unable to produce. Earlier this week, Arizona released him and he went unclaimed on waivers.

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  1. Smartz1

    Of course the Bengals sign a re-tread that has lost his roster spot twice on the team. Typical Bengals.

    • joeshmoe11

      It’s nearly December and they need someone who knows the system. But it’s the Bengals so f them, right???

  2. crosseyedlemon

    So Smith has gone from the team dead last in time of possession to the team ranked next to last in time of possession. That’s certainly an interesting approach to career advancement.

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