Andre Smith Biography, Age, Bengals, High School, Cardinals, Injury And Salary

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Andre Smith Biography(Offensive Tackle)

Andre Smith born as Andre Dewayne Smith Jr. is an American football offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). l For the University of Alabama he played college football , and was recognized as a unanimous All-American. Smith was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round (6th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft and has also played for the Minnesota Vikings.

Andre Smith Age

Smith was born on January 25, 1987 in Birmingham, Alabama. He is 32 years old as of 2019.

Andre Smith High School |Andre Smith Football

Smith attended Huffman High School in Birmingham, where he played football and competed in track. He was a three-year starter in football, a two-time All-State selection, and Class 6A Lineman of the Year in 2005. When he registered 88 pancake blocks his senior season, Smith was selected “Mr. Football” by the Alabama Sports Writers Association and he became the only offensive lineman to ever win the honor in the association’s 23-year history. Smith earned High School All-American honors by USA Today and was selected to play in the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He was also one of four finalists for the 2005 Walter Payton Trophy, given to the nation’s most athletic high school football player.

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Andre Smith Bengals |Andre Smith 2009

Eventually Smith was drafted sixth overall by the Cincinnati Bengals. Since Chris Samuels in 2000 Smith was the first Alabama offensive lineman selected in the first round of an NFL Draft With run-blocking being his premier quality, Smith was projected to start at right tackle for the Bengals.

Nevertheless, after a 30-day contract impasse, Smith missed all of training camp and three preseason games, before eventually signing his contract on August 30, 2009. Smith was believed that he was looking for a five-year, $40 million deal, but was signed to a four-year contract with only $21 million guaranteed. The Bengals also had an option in his contract to make it a six-year, $42 million agreement after the 2010 season.

Smith signed a one-year contract to return to the Bengals on March 14, 2017. He started the season as a backup after losing the starting right guard spot to Trey Hopkins. In Week 10 after he became the team’s starting right tackle losing Jake Fisher to injury. On December 20, 2017 he was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Andre Smith Cardinals

Smith signed a two-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals on March 16, 2018. He signed a one-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals on November 29, 2018. He also signed another one-year contract with them on July 25, 2019.

Andre Smith Contract |Andre Smith Salary

Smith’s role on the Arizona Cardinals’ offensive line is still to be determined.  Reportedly his two-year contract will be worth up to $8 million.
Smith is said to have received a $2.585 million signing bonus, the only guaranteed money of his deal.

Here’s a breakdown of his contract by year, according to ESPN Stats & Information:

2018: Smith will earn $915,000 in base salary. He’ll be eligible for a roster bonus of $31,250 per game he’s active with a maximum value of $500,000. He’ll also be eligible for $1.1 million worth of not-likely-to-be-earned bonuses in regards to playing time and earning a Pro Bowl nod. His first-year compensation will equal $4 million.

2019: Smith’s base salary will increase to $3 million – if he’s on the roster. He’ll receive a $500,000 roster bonus if he’s on the Cardinals on the third day of the 2019 league year. And like in 2018, he’ll be eligible for a roster bonus of $31,250 per game he’s active with a maximum value of $500,000 along with $1.1 million worth of not-likely-to-be-earned bonuses in regards to playing time and earning a Pro Bowl selection.

Andre Smith Alabama |Andre Smith North Carolina

In 2006 Smith attended the University of Alabama beginning . From 2006 to 2008 he played for coach Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide football team. In his first year at Alabama, he began all 13 games at left tackle, becoming only the fourth true freshman offensive lineman to start for the Crimson Tide. In 10 out of 13 games Smith played at least 65 snaps and played more than 70 snaps five times, while leading the Crimson Tide with 62 pancake blocks. In the 34–31 Independence Bowl loss against Oklahoma State he also scored a touchdown off of a lateral Smith earned Freshman All-American honors by the Football Writers Association of America.

Smith was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection in 2007, after starting every game at the left tackle position. During the season he was named Alabama Co-Player of the Week four times.

In 2008, Smith was recognized as a unanimous All-Americanas well as the 2008 Outland Trophy winner. He was also regarded to be one of the best underclassmen for the 2009 NFL Draft. He was a first-team All-SEC selection and shared the league’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy with Arkansas center Jonathan Luigs. He led the team with 103 key knockdowns and added seven blocks downfield. He was penalized just twice and he allowed just one QB sack and six pressures on 334 pass plays.

Smith on December 29, 2008, was suspended from playing in the 2009 Sugar Bowl, a game Alabama lost 31–17 to the Utah Utes, reportedly because he dealt with an agent. Smith a few days later he declared himself eligible for the 2009 NFL Draft, and at the time he was considered a lock to be a Top 5 pick.

Andre Smith Injury

Smith Just days after ending his holdout, he fractured his left foot during a non-contact drill at training camp in his first week of practice after missing most of preseason. He was on roster exemption for the season opener game against the Denver Broncos on September 13, then was added to the active roster the next day and returned to practice in week 7, being inactive for Games 2-10. He played in Games 11-16, and was credited with one start. On November 29 he made his NFL debut against the Cleveland Browns. Smith was credited with his first official start when usual starting right tackle Dennis Roland lined up as the extra tight end in the Bengals unbalanced line on December 13, 2009. He supported three individual 100-yard rushing efforts over the season’s final six games, and aided a Bengals playoff record of 169 rushing yards by running back Cedric Benson in the wild card playoff game against the New York Jets.

Andre Smith 40

Smith also looked out of shape as he ran 40 yards shirtless, clocking at a slow 5.28, and had a disappointing 19 repetitions on the bench with 225 .

Andre Smith Nfl Combine|Andre Smith Nfl |Andre Smith Nfl Draft

Smith is Widely believed to be the best run-blocking tackle in the 2009 NFL Draft, he drew comparisons to Jason Peters. Smith weighed 332 pounds, at the 2009 NFL Combine. He also looked out of shape as he ran 40 yards shirtless, clocking at a slow 5.28, and had a disappointing 19 repetitions on the bench with 225 pounds.

In order to prepare for Alabama’s Pro Day on March 11, 2009 he decided to leave the combine early. Smith before he left he did not inform his group leader at the combine, and later apologized, stating: “If I had the chance to do it all over, I wouldn’t have handled it the way I did. I should have told my group leader that I was leaving, and I didn’t. I didn’t mean to ruffle any feathers or step on any toes. I didn’t mean to grandstand anyone at the combine. That was not my intention at all, and I apologize for my mistake.” Smith also admitted that he wasn’t prepared or in shape.

Andre Smith Vikings

Smith signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings worth up to $3.5 million with $500,000 guaranteed on March 18, 2016.

His first season with the Vikings was cut short after suffering a season-ending triceps injury in Week 4. He was placed on injured reserve on October 11, 2016.

Andre Smith Carolina Panthers

Smith on October 12 against the Carolina Panthers was credited by coaches with the key block on Giovani Bernard’s 89-yard touchdown run, the second-longest in Bengals history. He also helped pave the way for three one-yard touchdown runs in goal line situations in week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens, including the game-winning touchdown by Andy Dalton on a fourth-and-one situation late in the fourth quarter.

Andre Smith Free Agent

Reportedly Bengals changed the plan of resigning Andre Smith as a result of the big trade involving Cordy Glenn. According to Bengals.com it looks like right tackle Andre Smith is no longer in their (the Bengals’) free agency plans.”

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