Ravens sign Andre Smith to one-year deal

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The Ravens signed tackle Andre Smith a few days before they took on the Titans in the playoffs and they’ll be keeping him on hand into the offseason.

The team announced on Thursday that they have signed Smith to a one-year deal. No financial terms were disclosed.

Smith was inactive for that loss to the Titans and played in six games for the Bengals earlier in the season. He started five of those games at left tackle.

Smith was a 2009 first-round pick in Cincinnati and has played 104 of his 116 games with the Bengals. He also had stints with the Vikings and Cardinals in between tours of duty in Cincinnati.

 

9 responses to “Ravens sign Andre Smith to one-year deal

  1. Bye Bye James Hurst…It looks like the Ravens are perhaps clearing up some cap space for some free agents or to sign one of their own guys. I like James (Very nice guy), but the Ravens will need to free up some money to sign Ronnie Stanley to a record-setting contract.

  2. He’s depth only. Same as Pekko was…who was a nice surprise with how much he had left int he tank. Anythign Smith has left in the tank and/or could provide depth is helpful.Having someone rostered so they dont’t need to reach in the draft is good too.
    The Ravens have played against these guys for many years, so they know their games pretty well and what to expect of them.

  3. Ravens are set with one of, if not the, best pair of tackles in the league in Ronnie Stanley and Orlando Brown. This is purely a depth signing and a cap move to trade or cut James Hurst to free up $2.75 million this year and $4 million next year.

  4. Ravens are set with one of, if not the, best pair of tackles in the league in Ronnie Stanley and Orlando Brown. This is purely a depth signing and a cap move to trade or cut James Hurst to free up $2.75 million this year and $4 million next year if he’s cut, and to save $5.25 million in each of the next two years if he’s traded.

  5. Every team has a few of these odd signings over the years – hard to know what the thinking is but I would bet it won’t be costly to move on from him if things change before next season. So far so good with DeCosta taking over for Ozzie at GM so I’m not going to second guess anything he does.

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