Found April 08, 2013 on
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According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, there is an “increasing chance” that free agent OT Andre Smith will not re-sign with the Bengals.
Florio mentions that the Bengals could be looking for an inexpensive replacement for Smith in this year’s NFL Draft, which would prevent them from handing Smith a long-term deal.
Cincinnati is believed to be “concerned that with long-term security he’d revert to the underperforming form that characterized his first few years in the league.“
This coincides with a report from Dan Pompei of the National Football Post which mentioned that “several personnel men” in the NFL think that Smith is “highly overrated.”
Smith, 26, did grade out as the No. 4 tackle, according to Pro Football Focus last season and seems to have turned a corner in regards to being a solid offensive lineman.
We currently have Smith as the No. 1 player in our Best Available Free Agents list.
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According to ProFootballTalk.com, the Cincinnati Bengals may end up looking for a replacement for offensive tackle Andre Smith in this month’s draft.
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cincinnati Bengals brought in free agent running back Felix Jones for a try out on Monday.
ICYMI, Cowboys free-agent RB Felix Jones tried out for Bengals on Monday.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 9, 2013
I believe Jones will end up signing with a team at some point. He’s going to need to prove that he can stay healthy.