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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08/09/16 - RT Andre Smith appears to have won the right tackle job. Coach Mike Zimmer said the final decision hasn't been made, but added that it's heading in that direction. Smith, a former Bengal, signed with the Vikings during the offseason. He was supposed to battle Phil Loadholt for the starting job, but that fizzled when Loadholt retired on the eve of training camp. Another potential competitor also disappeared when Mike Harris, last year's starting right guard, was placed on the non-football illness list with a mysterious head injury no one on the team will discuss. That left Smith's only competition as second-year tackle T.J. Clemmings. Although Clemmings started every game there a year ago, he struggled throughout the season and still looks a step slow against speed rushers.
03/17/16 - T Andre Smith and the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a one-year deal that could be worth up to $4.5 million.
Smith announced the deal via Twitter, saying Minneapolis here I come. Excited to join the Vikings on a 1-yr deal!!
11/18/15 - RT Andre Smith was inactive for the second straight week Monday night with a head injury and was progressing through the NFL's concussion protocol. Veteran Eric Winston started for Smith for the second straight week.
11/18/15 - RT Andre Smith practiced Wednesday after being inactive for the second straight week with a head injury. Veteran Eric Winston started for Smith the past two weeks, but it appears Smith might clear concussion protocol in time for Sunday night's game at Arizona.
11/16/15 - RT Andre Smith was inactive for the second consecutive week Monday night due to a head injury, though he was progressing through the NFL's concussion protocol. Veteran Eric Winston started for Smith again.