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Ravens Re-Sign Veteran Tackle Andre Smith to One-Year Deal


The Ravens re-signed veteran offensive tackle Andre Smith to a one-year contract Thursday.

Smith was signed to Baltimore's 53-man roster on Jan. 8 after backup offensive lineman Parker Ehinger (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve. Smith was inactive for Baltimore's playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans.

An 11-year NFL veteran, the 33-year-old Smith has spent most of his career with the Cincinnati Bengals after being the sixth-overall pick in the 2009 draft. He has also played for the Minnesota Vikings (2016) and Arizona Cardinals (2017).

Smith started the first five games of last season at left tackle for the Bengals before being waived on Nov. 30. He has played 116 NFL games and has started 98, bringing experience to the offensive line.

Listed at 6-foot-4, 325 pounds, Smith was regarded as the country's top offensive lineman when he left Alabama, and physical run-blocking has always been his forte, making him a good fit for the Ravens' offense.

Baltimore also has veteran James Hurst as a backup tackle behind Ronnie Stanley and Orlando Brown Jr. Smith could also get a look at guard.

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