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Bengals acquire DE Chris Smith in trade with Jaguars

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The Bengals have added a piece to their defensive line in a trade with the Jaguars.

Cincinnati announced on Tuesday that they have acquired defensive end Chris Smith. A conditional 2018 draft pick is headed to the Jaguars, but the conditions attached to the pick have not been announced.

Smith was a fifth-round pick in 2014 and has played in 19 games for the Jaguars over the last three seasons. He had three sacks while playing 89 snaps on defense as a rookie and added 1.5 more over the next two years in Jacksonville.

The Bengals re-signed Wallace Gilberry to go with 2014 third-round pick Will Clarke as defensive end options behind Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson. Smith will likely join them in a competition for rotational time during the 2017 season.

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16 Responses to “Bengals acquire DE Chris Smith in trade with Jaguars”
  1. ridnaway says: Apr 11, 2017 11:44 AM

    Looks like they won’t use the 9th pick on a DE that actually sacks Quarterbacks now. The Bengals draft board never seems to resemble any other teams.

    Tyler Eifert still has a sore back and a plethora of injuries yet to happen. They’ll go for O.J. Howard, especially since Eifert is a FA after 2017 and well, that’s just what Mike Brown does. Ready for an 8-8 season here.

  2. jags2daship says: Apr 11, 2017 11:45 AM

    Thanks for all the sacks

  3. joetoronto says: Apr 11, 2017 12:06 PM

    They must of got him on the cheap.

  4. dingbutt says: Apr 11, 2017 12:10 PM

    The rich get richer

  5. rutchaser says: Apr 11, 2017 12:19 PM

    He’s played in 19 games out of 48? Wow I’m so excited.

  6. stillabengalsfan says: Apr 11, 2017 12:52 PM

    This is nothing more than a camp body, and will have no bearing on the draft.

  7. PFT loves the Steelers says: Apr 11, 2017 12:54 PM

    4.5 sacks in 3 years? These are the bold moves that championships are made of.

  8. whodey420 says: Apr 11, 2017 1:15 PM

    Last time the Bengals picked up a player from the Jags it was Reggie Nelson. Good player, (Nelson), made a pro bowl or 2 and tied for the league lead in INT’s his last year in Cincinnati.

    Hopefully this trade works out just as well although Reggie Nelson was a former 1st round pick, (#21 overall in 2007).

  9. whodey420 says: Apr 11, 2017 1:18 PM

    ridnaway says:
    Apr 11, 2017 11:44 AM
    Looks like they won’t use the 9th pick on a DE that actually sacks Quarterbacks now. The Bengals draft board never seems to resemble any other teams.

    Yeah, because a former 5th round pick is an automatic
    stud and will probably knock Carlos Dunlap out of his job
    right? Derp!! :/

  10. goldtooth80 says: Apr 11, 2017 1:31 PM

    Quarterbacks trip on their own feet and sack themselves more than this guy has produced sacks.

  11. ickeywoods says: Apr 11, 2017 2:13 PM

    Championship!

  12. dickshotdogs says: Apr 11, 2017 2:33 PM

    A defensive end for en entire team. Talk about getting fleeced. Now, about that salary cap……

  13. maddenisfordorks says: Apr 11, 2017 3:01 PM

    I’m pretty sure I’ve seen that in practices.

  14. tedmurph says: Apr 11, 2017 3:17 PM

    Who has had a worse offseason than the Bengals?

  15. jonathankrobinson424 says: Apr 11, 2017 3:33 PM

    ….I think this is the 1st time I’ve seen ANYONE trade for a Jacksonsville Jaguar player…..

  16. whodey420 says: Apr 11, 2017 6:11 PM

    jonathankrobinson424 says:
    Apr 11, 2017 3:33 PM
    ….I think this is the 1st time I’ve seen ANYONE trade for a Jacksonsville Jaguar player…..

    How long have you been following the NFL? A week or
    two? :/

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