Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Andre Smith should be a rookie starter at offensive tackle. After giving up 51 sacks last year and losing two starters to free agency, the Bengals needed an immediate upgrade to their offensive line. Enter Smith, who has been called a dominant run blocker and a solid pass blocker. He can come in and take over at left tackle for Levi Jones or move to right tackle, where a spot is open after Stacy Andrews left for the Eagles. A closer look at the Bengals' picks: Round 1/6 -- Andre Smith, OT, 6-4, 332, Alabama...The Bengals all along had him as their top-rated tackle. He was the best run blocker of the top four tackles and is also judged to be a solid pass blocker. The Bengals finalized their decision on Thursday when offensive line coach Paul Alexander made a surprise visit to Birmingham, Ala., to meet and weigh Smith. - by The Sports Xchange
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08/28/15 - RT Andre Smith was on the practice field this week and hasn't played in the first two preseason game for an undisclosed reason. It is believed he will be able to play in the season opener.
Rookie OL Jake Fisher, who has been practicing at guard and left tackle, didn't play in the first two preseason games for unknown reasons. It is believed he might play Saturday against the Bears.
11/25/14 - T Andre Smith (torn triceps) was placed on reserve/injured by the Bengals Tuesday (Nov. 25).
11/24/14 - RT Andre Smith suffered a triceps injury Sunday but it is unknown how much time he is expected to miss.
11/23/14 - LT Andre Smith was lost to a biceps injury, the severity of which was unknown following the game. Smith was hurt in the first quarter in his first game back after missing two contests with an ankle injury. OT Marshall Newhouse filled in for Smith. "I don't know," Smith said of the diagnosis. "I have to get an MRI and we'll see where it goes from there."
11/20/14 - RT Andre Smith (ankle) was a full participant in practice Wednesday after missing last week's game in New Orleans.