Found March 04, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
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. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + ''; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy football advice?

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