Vikings Sign Tackle Andre Smith to 1-Year Deal
EDEN PRAIRIE -- The Minnesota Vikings added another proven veteran to their offensive line, signing right tackle Andre Smith to a one-year deal.
Smith, 29, was the 6th overall pick in the 2009 draft out of Alabama and he spent the previous seven years with the Cincinnati Bengals.
At 6-4 and 335 pounds, Smith is known for being a dominant run blocker while being athletic enough to handle speedier pass rushers.
Reports say the one-year deal is worth around $3.5 million with $1 million guaranteed. Smith was in Minneapolis over the weekend before visiting the Arizona Cardinals this week.
The Vikings signed guard Alex Boone last week to a four-year contract.