Alex Smith TE CIN Apr 16 '13
Bengals signed TE Alex Smith.
Smith had an impact as a pass-catcher early on his career, hauling in 108 receptions over his first three NFL seasons. But over the last five years, he's turned into a blocking specialist and has caught a total of 52 passes. Smith is capable of chipping in at fullback and setting the edge in the run game.
Alex Smith TE CIN Apr 12 '13
The Bengals are "getting close" to signing free agent TE Alex Smith.
Smith would be brought in to block on the line of scrimmage, perhaps allowing Jermaine Gresham to flex out more. Smith turns 31 years old next month.
Alex Smith TE CIN Apr 08 '13
The Bengals will host TE Alex Smith for a free-agent visit on Wednesday.
Smith is a blocking specialist in the old Reggie Kelly mold. The Bengals have used a sixth offensive lineman in that role over the past few seasons.
Alex Smith TE CIN Mar 01 '13
ESPN Cleveland expects the Browns to allow free agent TEs Alex Smith and Ben Watson to walk.
As does the Cleveland Plain Dealer. New coach Rob Chudzinski makes heavy use of tight ends in his offense, but the Browns need to get younger and more explosive at the position. A blocking specialist, Smith has just 160 catches in eight seasons.
Alex Smith TE CIN Oct 31 '12
Alex Smith is now listed as the Browns' starting fullback on their official depth chart.