The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday that they’ve placed RT Andre Smith on injured reserve and signed veteran OT Jake Long to a contract.
The Vikings are dealing with a number of injuries to their offensive line and will likely bring in some offensive line help in the coming days.
Smith, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Bengals back in 2009. After seven years in Cincinnati, Smith signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Vikings back in March, which included $1 million guaranteed and another $1 million available through incentives.
This season, Smith has appeared in four games for the Vikings and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 69 offensive tackle out of 75 qualifying players.