Bobby Massie is gone, but the Arizona Cardinals are in the mix for a veteran tackle. According to reporter Chris Tomasson, tackle Andre Smith, who visited with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, is set to visit the Cardinals this week and he is going to end up choosing between the two teams. Smith said it is even between the two teams.
Smith was the sixth overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals and he started 73 games in seven seasons with the Bengals at right tackle.
He is 29 years old and big -- 6-3 and 340 pounds.
He was a member of the 2012 Pro Football Focus All-NFL 1st team.
He has had two injuries that ended his season. He broke his foot in 2010 and tore his triceps in 2014.
According to his free agent profile on SB Nation site Cincy Jungle, Smith struggled in 2015 after recovering from his 2014 triceps injury. Always considered a strong run blocker, he struggled in 2015.
The same article wonders if he could be moved to guard.
If the Cardinals sign him, he could either turn out to be a backup swing tackle, replacing Bradley Sowell. He would compete with D.J. Humphries for the starting right tackle job and perhaps they would look at him at guard.