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Andre Smith Leaves Visit With Vikings Without Agreement


The Vikings announced Monday that free agent OT Andre Smith left his visit with the team without an agreement on a contract.


Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports that the Vikings are still meeting with OT Andre Smith and are working to get him under contract before he departs for another visit.

  • According to Tomasson, Minnesota is hoping to get him signed at some point today.

New Vikings S Michael Griffin told reporters earlier in the day that Smith is scheduled to leave Minnesota and take one more visit with an NFL, per Tomasson.

However, Griffin did add that he remains hopeful Smith will ultimately sign with the Vikings in the end, per Tomasson.


Jason Cole of B/R reports that the Vikings are expected to bring in Bengals free agent OT Andre Smith for a visit in the next few days.

  • Darren Wolfson reports that Smith will be visiting the Vikings on Sunday.

The Vikings have reportedly been monitoring the offensive line market in recent days, and Darren Wolfson previously mentioned that Smith could travel to Minnesota at some point, so this doesn’t come as a big surprise.

Smith, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Bengals back in 2009. He’s spent all seven years of his career in Cincinnati and is currently one of the best available offensive tackles in this year’s market.

In 2015, Smith appeared in 14 games for the Bengals and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 56 offensive tackle out of 77 qualifying players.

We had featured in our Top 2016 Free Agents list.


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