Bengals sign new tight end: report

Bengals sign new tight end
Published: Mar. 28, 2023 at 5:56 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 28, 2023 at 10:29 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - The Bengals signed tight end Irv Smith Jr. to a one-year contract late Monday night, according to Peter Schrager of Fox Sports.

Last year’s starter, Hayden Hurst, left for Carolina in free agency.

The Minnesota Vikings drafted Smith, 24, in 2019. He also played college ball at Alabama.

Smith is coming into his fifth year in the NFL but hasn’t played much in the last few years.

He sat out the entire 2021-2022 season with a torn meniscus and missed nine games last season with an ankle injury.

Smith’s had 858 career-receiving yards and nine touchdowns over four seasons.

He is the son of Irv Smith Sr., a tight end who was the 1993 first-round pick of the New Orleans Saints.

Smith Sr. played seven seasons in the NFL.

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