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Andre Smith | Tackle | #71

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 325
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (6) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Bengals declared RT Andre Smith, WR Mario Alford, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, LB Paul Dawson, TE C.J. Uzomah, DT Marcus Hardison, and DT Brandon Thompson inactive for Week 10 against the Texans.

Smith has a concussion and will be replaced in the lineup by Eric Winston.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 07:08:00 PM

Bengals RT Andre Smith (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 10.

Smith will miss his second game in the concussion protocol. Eric Winston will continue starting in his place.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 03:21:00 PM

Bengals RT Andre Smith (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday night's Week 9 game against the Browns.

Eric Winston will get the start on the right side. Smith, in a contract year, has been one of PFF's worst tackles this season, grading out poorly as a pass blocker and run blocker. Smith hasn't had a strong season since 2013.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 01:10:00 PM

Bengals RT Andre Smith (triceps) is expected to be sidelined until training camp.

Smith missed the final five games of 2014 with a torn triceps. Prior to going down, his on-field play was in decline, leading the Bengals to spend their top two draft picks on offensive tackles. Missing the entire offseason is a concern for Smith given his conditioning issues. Still only 28, Smith could get one last big deal if he bounces back in the final year of his contract.
Sat, May 23, 2015 04:34:00 PM

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

OL Jamon Meredith has been signed in a corresponding roster move. The move officially ends an injury-plagued and ineffective season for the sixth-year first rounder. Smith is still only 28 (in January), however, and signed through next season. He'll undoubtedly rebound in a contract year. Marshall Newhouse will man Andy Dalton's right side for the rest of 2014.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 03:23:00 PM