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Bengals Inactives include Jermaine Gresham; Alex Smith to start

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Oct 13, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Alex Smith (81) during a game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

 

It will be interesting to see what the elder Smith is able to do with his first start of the year.

Smith was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. As a rookie he started 10 of 16 games and recorded 41 receptions for 367 yards and two touchdowns. He finished his career with the Buccaneers starting 43 of 58 games, recording 129 receptions for 1,252 yards and 11 touchdowns.

His career since then has been that of a backup journeyman:

Season

Team

 

Receiving

G

GS

Rec

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

2013

Cincinnati Bengals

9

0

0

0

0

2012

Cleveland Browns

12

2

13

47

3.6

17

0

2011

Cleveland Browns

14

4

14

131

9.4

20

1

2010

Cleveland Browns

3

1

1

6

6.0

6

0

2009

Philadelphia Eagles

16

5

3

25

8.3

11

0

 

 

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