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Andre Smith | Tackle | #71

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 330
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (6) / CIN
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The Bengals will use recently re-signed OT Andre Smith at guard.
The Bengals want to let Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Fisher sink or swim at tackle. Smith hasn't played a single snap at guard in his eight-year career, but the Bengals have only 2016 fifth-rounder Christian Westerman at right guard. Smith received a $1.55 million signing bonus, so the Bengals are clearly serious about the experiment. Smith also provides valuable insurance at tackle. Mar 28 - 5:13 PM

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Bengals signed RT Andre Smith, formerly of the Vikings, to a one-year, $3.25 million contract with a $1.55 million signing bonus.

Smith returns after one year in Minnesota, a campaign that saw his play continue to slip before he tore his triceps in Week 4. Smith turned 30 in the interim. He's still a needed addition for the Bengals, who have a questionable tackle trio of Jake Fisher, Cedric Ogbuehi, and Eric Winston. Smith won't be guaranteed a starting job, but it will be attainable. He's only a right-side option.
Mar 14 - 7:18 PM

Free agent OT Andre Smith will visit the Bengals.

The Bengals let Smith walk following the 2015 season. He signed with the Vikings, and was sent to injured reserve after four games with a torn triceps. Smith is on the wrong side of 30, but would provide needed depth with Andrew Whitworth now a Ram. Smith's play has fallen off in recent years. He has spent his entire career at right tackle.
Mar 13 - 5:58 PM

Free agent RT Andre Smith is visiting the Bills on Saturday.

ESPN's Jeff Darlington reports the Bengals are also a team to watch. Smith spent the first seven years of his career in Cincinnati before a one-year layover in Minnesota. Both the Bills and Bengals could use help at right tackle.
Mar 11 - 9:44 AM

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner believes bringing back free agent RT Andre Smith could be an option for the Bengals.

Smith signed a one-year pact with the Vikings last offseason only to tear his triceps in Week 4 and miss the rest of the season. He wasn't playing well before going down and turned 30 last month. Smith played for the Bengals from 2009-2015 and could take back over at right tackle if Cincinnati lets RG Kevin Zeitler walk as a free agent. OT Jake Fisher would then kick inside to guard.
Feb 20 - 11:24 AM

Vikings placed RT Andre Smith on injured reserve with a torn triceps, ending his season.

He will undergo surgery on Tuesday. It's bad news for the Vikings' banged-up offensive line, but hardly a crushing loss. The Vikings dithered and delayed on naming Smith a starter, and his play showed why. Few right tackles have been less effective this season. Jeremiah Sirles will be the Vikings' right tackle moving forward. Going on 30, Smith's career has been headed in the wrong direction for a while now. He'll head back to free agency in 2017.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 03:11:00 PM

Vikings RT Andre Smith suffered an elbow injury Week 4 against the Giants.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, it's serious enough that Smith may be placed on IR. Jeremiah Sirles filled in admirably against the Giants, and Smith has been a below-average tackle the past couple seasons.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 12:29:00 PM

Andre Smith still hasn't been named the Vikings' starting right tackle.

Smith's road to starting duties was paved with gold following Phil Loadholt's retirement, but 2015 starter T.J. Clemmings has proven a stubborn opponent. It didn't help matters that Smith struggled mightily in Friday's preseason opener. It will be an ominous career development for the 29-year-old former first-rounder if he can't earn a starting job this season.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 02:09:00 PM

Vikings OT Andre Smith has to beat out T.J. Clemmings for the team's right tackle job.

Smith's path to a starting job seemed clear following Phil Loadholt's retirement, but the Vikings are making him earn it. Nevertheless, the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports Smith has been getting "most" of the first-team reps. He'll likely be the one lining up opposite LT Matt Kalil.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 07:06:00 PM

ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling believes Andre Smith has the edge over Phil Loadholt in the battle for the right tackle job.

The duo both spent time with the first-team during the offseason, but Smith's contract suggests he is the favorite. Smith was given $1 million guaranteed in the one-year deal he signed in March while Loadholt was forced to accept a pay cut. The loser of this competition is unlikely to stick on the final roster.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Jun 24, 2016 12:19:00 PM

Vikings signed RT Andre Smith, formerly of the Bengals, to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

The deal includes $1 million guaranteed. Smith was using an alleged visit with the Cardinals as leverage in negotiations, but there was never much doubt he would land in Minnesota. The former No. 6 overall pick's play fell off sharply last season, but he will try to rehab his value in Minnesota before hitting the market again at age 30. The Vikings' biggest need heading into free agency was the offensive line, and they have done a great job addressing that need by signing Smith and LG Alex Boone. With Smith now in the fold, the Vikings should line up with Matt Kalil at left tackle, Boone at left guard, John Sullivan at center, Brandon Fusco at right guard and Smith at right tackle in 2016.
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 12:05:00 PM

Free agent RT Andre Smith will visit the Cardinals later this week.

Smith visited the Vikings on Monday but wants to take his tour to Arizona. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Smith will choose between the two teams. Smith would likely put Vikings RT Phil Loadholt out of a job in Minnesota and put 2015 first-round OT D.J. Humphries back in a reserve role in Arizona.
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 08:21:00 PM

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the Vikings are still "working on" OT Andre Smith.

Smith's Vikings visit began Monday. He's also drawn interest from the Bucs. Smith would immediately slide in opposite LT Matt Kalil in Minnesota.
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 05:41:00 PM

Free agent RT Andre Smith is drawing interest from the Buccaneers.

With Bobby Massie and Mitchell Schwartz off the board, Smith is one of the top free agent tackles remaining. He'd be an upgrade from Gosder Cherilus, who got torn apart as the Bucs' starting right tackle last year. Smith is also expected to meet with the Vikings soon.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 10:37:00 AM

Yahoo's Charles Robinson reports free agent RT Andre Smith is scheduled to visit the Vikings.

With Mitchell Schwartz off the market, Smith is the best right tackle available. The Vikings recently restructured RT Phil Loadholt's deal, but his new contract contains no guarantees. Loadholt missed all of 2015 with an Achilles' tear. The Vikings have already signed OG Alex Boone in their attempt to upgrade the offensive line.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 10:07:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andy Dalton
2A.J. McCarron
3Jeff Driskel
RB1Joe Mixon
2Giovani Bernard
3Brian Hill
GLB1Joe Mixon
2Giovani Bernard
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Joe Mixon
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2Tyler Boyd
3Cody Core
4Josh Malone
WR21Brandon LaFell
2John Ross
3Alex Erickson
WR31Tyler Boyd
TE1Tyler Kroft
2C.J. Uzomah
3Cethan Carter
LT1Cedric Ogbuehi
2Andre Smith
LG1Clint Boling
2Christian Westerman
C1Russell Bodine
2T.J. Johnson
RG1Trey Hopkins
2Alex Redmond
RT1Jake Fisher
2Eric Winston
K1Randy Bullock