Will the Cincinnati Bengals and Andre Smith Part Ways?

March 2, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cincinnati Bengals face a giant headache in the form of Andre Smith.
With Michael Johnson getting the franchise tag, the Bengals will have to pay Smith or let him walk out the door.
Today, PFT reported that Smith is looking for $9 million a year. Unless Mike Brown falls and bangs his head, Smith won't get it in Cincinnati.
The Bengals opted out of paying Smith his $4.75 million option bonus in 2011, meaning he'll hit free agency shortly.
At this year's combine, Marvin Lewis gave us a clue that he was planning for a potential Smith departure:
I don't have enough information to give you an early look at anything, I've watched eight players, Lewis said. I don't have enough look to tell you much at all. From what I've seen, where I got started, I'd say there seems to be some very talented offensive tackles and offensive line position. People have told me there's some talented defensive players, but I haven't gotten that far yet.
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