Free-agent offensive tackle Andre Smith confirmed Thursday that he's headed to the land of the Purple People Eaters. Smith signed a one-year deal for $3.5 million that can be worth as much as $4.5 million, a source involved in the deal told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
Smith started 14 games at right tackle for the Bengals last season, grading out as the league's 64th-ranked player at his position, per Pro Football Focus. In Minnesota, he has a shot to displace Phil Loadholt and T.J. Clemmings on the right side of the line. With 73 starts under belt, the 29-year-old Smith remains a solid option despite being two years removed from some of his best play.
Here's a look at other transactions from Thursday:**
Tennessee also brought back offensive lineman Byron Bell, as the five-year veteran agreed to a one-year contract with the Titans.