Bengals' Lewis says Smith can compete for starting job when rookie signs

GEORGETOWN, Ky. -- Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis says whenever first-round pick Andre Smith is signed and in training camp, he'll get every opportunity to win the starting spot at right tackle.

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Lewis said following Saturday's morning practice in Kentucky he has no updates on Smith's contract talks.

Last year's first-round pick, linebacker Keith Rivers, was unsigned for the first 10 days of training camp before coming to an agreement. Despite missing time, he was the Bengals' starter at linebacker when they opened.

The team also announced it has extended its agreement with Georgetown College for another year. The Bengals have been training at Georgetown since 1987 and have been on a series of one-year agreements since 2005.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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