Former Alabama Crimson Tide football player Andre Smith has signed a contract to play in the NFL.
From the AP: The Bengals originally planned to have Smith start at right tackle, but he has missed all three preseason games. He was in Cincinnati and agreed to the deal shortly before the start of a late afternoon practice. “He has a lot of work to do, but he knows the challenge ahead of him to make an impact on our team as soon as possible,” coach Marvin Lewis said in a statement released as practice began. (read the entire report embedded below)