CINCINNATI (AP) - The Bengals reached agreement with right tackle Andre Smith on a new contract Friday night, the final step toward bringing back their offense intact from last season.
Smith had been an unrestricted free agent. He says the team changed its offer, and he decided it was time to make a decision. He accepted a three-year deal.
The agreement gave the Bengals freedom to look at other spots in the draft rather than having to worry about replacing Smith, who was a first-round pick in 2009. He was hurt his first two seasons, but lost a lot of weight and became a steady starter the last two years.
---
Follow Joe Kay on Twitter: http://twitter.com/apjoekay

Recent NFL Discussions

1/2 plays pro for sun. sun sept. 25th on Sun, Sep 2016 by Michael Cash
2nd set pro plays on Sun, Sep 2016 by Timmy1961
1st set of nfl plays for sunday the 25th on Sun, Sep 2016 by sharkey11
3rd set coll. plays now on Sun, Sep 2016 by Michael Cash

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Bears vs. Cowboys Prediction Will the Cowboys cover as a nearly a touchdown-sized favorite tonight when they host the Bears on Sunday Night Football at 8:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Bears vs. Cowboys Odds Sunday’s busy NFL schedule closes out tonight with the Dallas Cowboyshosting the Chicago Bearsat 8:30PM ET on NBC. Here is the latest look at the odds for this game.
Thumbnail Rams vs. Bucs Prediction Will the Bucs rebound from their ugly loss to Arizona last weekend with a win and a cover in their home-opener today vs. the Rams at 4:05PM ET?
Thumbnail 49ers vs. Seahawks Prediction Will the Seahawks cover this afternoon against the 49ers as a double-digit favorite when the two teams square off at 4:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Supercontest Week 3 Top Picks Which teams are the top plays for Week 3 in the NFL Las Vegas Westgate Supercontest?
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages