Discussion

Bengals place franchise tag on DE Smith

Updated: February 15, 2007, 4:46 PM ET
Associated Press

Smith

CINCINNATI -- Defensive end Justin Smith, who has led Cincinnati's line in tackles in each of the last five seasons, was designated as the Bengals' franchise player Thursday.

Smith would have become an unrestricted free agent March 2 if he doesn't reach a contract agreement with the Bengals before then. The franchise tag means the Bengals could keep Smith by matching any offer sheet he signed with another team.

If they choose not to match another offer, the Bengals would ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE NFL HEADLINES