The Bengals have brought back a familiar face at a position where injuries have been a slight offseason concern.
According to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com, the club has re-signed tight end Alex Smith, who appeared in all 16 regular season games for Cincinnati a season ago.
Smith’s re-signing comes after tight ends Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert both missed time last week with minor ailments.
The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Smith has hauled in 163 passes for 1,473 yards and 13 touchdowns in nine NFL seasons. He caught three passes for 12 yards and one TD for Cincinnati in 2013.
The Bengals’ mandatory minicamp practices begin today and run through Thursday. Their final week of OTAs is next week, thus concluding their offseason program.