Found March 17, 2013 on
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Here are some notes from Geoff Hobson’s recent article published on Bengals.com
Hobson writes that Andre Smith will most likely wait until OT Jake Long signs with either the Rams or the Dolphins before figuring out where he’ll be playing next season.
Interestingly enough, offensive tackles Long, Smith and Sebastian Vollmer are all represented by the same agency, which means that the recent lack of interest in Smith and Vollmer could be part of their gameplan instead of a poor market.
Previous reports indicated that the Bengals would like to re-sign Smith, so things could pick up shortly after Long makes his decision.
We have Smith listed as the No. 4 best available player in our recently updated Top 50 Free Agents list.
According to Hobson, “indications are that [the Bengals] are closing in on” a deal with free agent CB Adam Jones.
Cincinnati has said that re-signing their free agents is their top priority this offseason and Jones has actually been a great add...
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