Cincinnati Bengals: Possible Landing Spots for Andre Smith

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Jan 9, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andre Smith (71) against the Pittsburgh Steelers during a AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 9, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andre Smith (71) against the Pittsburgh Steelers during a AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 5, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; The Cincinnati Bengals take on the New England Patriots during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 5, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; The Cincinnati Bengals take on the New England Patriots during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports /

2. New England

The Patriots were on a mission last season and if it were not for injuries to skilled players and the offensive line, there was a very good chance the Patriots would have been holding up the Lombardi Trophy instead of the Denver Broncos. However, due to the injuries on the line, the Broncos defense was able to get to Tom Brady time and time again.

If history holds true, anytime that you can get to Tom Brady, there is a great chance that you will win the game. Three examples would be; Super Bowl XLII, Super Bowl XLVI and last year’s AFC Championship game.

The Patriots clearly have a huge need at the tackle position, but with no first round pick, they will have to go shopping in free agency. The Patriots will have their choosing, but they may want to go with Andre Smith. The Patriots are known for taking in players who are relative nobodies and making them into stars, however they also are known for signing veterans and getting the last bit out of them.

Andre Smith would have to get his act together, but if he wants to compete for a Super Bowl year in and year out while protecting one of the best quarterbacks of all time, he will definitely be considering New England. Not to mention, the Patriots have a thing for going after Bengals players; Corey Dillon, Chad Johnson, Jonathan Fanene and Troy Hill

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