Jason La Canfora: Weight And Attitude Left Andre Smith With Little Market

Bengals offensive tackle Andre Smith is talking with Cincinnati, but no one other teams have stepped up during negotiations.

It's Andre Smith. That's what the Cincinnati Bengals are focusing on right now. Andre Smith. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis hopes to get a deal done by the end of the week, writes Joe Reedy with the Cincinnati Enquirer:

"We’re working hard to get Andre and a couple of deals are done now and that ought to make things easy," Lewis said during UC’s Pro Day. "We just have to get the deal done. Our people have done a great job thus far and we’ll continue to work hard at it."

Based on the lack of interest we're hearing from other teams around the NFL with Smith, it's believed that a deal will happen.

Jason La Canfora with CBSSports.com believes Smith will stay in Cincinnati:

The market for tackles has been relatively restrained, with $8 million a year being about the high this offseason, and though these two could eclipse that, there are concerns about health in Long's case and weight and attitude with Smith.

A growing feeling has developed this week that Smith would eventually return. The somewhat surprising turn in this is the lack of reported interest among other teams -- or that we've overvalued/overrated Smith in the first place (not like we haven't done that before).

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