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Cincinnati Bengals right tackle Andre Smith is slated to
become an unrestricted free agent after the team used its franchise tag on
defensive end Michael Johnson. When Smith does hit the open market, he’ll be
seeking $9 million annually, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
The Bengals selected Smith in the first round of the 2009
NFL Draft. He initially looked to be a bust considering where he was taken.
This caused the Bengals to opt out of the final two years of his rookie deal,
which is why he’s poised to hit the open market.
While some free agents demand terms they are unlikely to receive,
there are many around the league who expect Smith to get what he wants this
offseason. He’s 26 years old and has picked up his level of production in
recent years, so $8 million to $9 million annually isn’t out of the question.
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