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Anthony Collins Steps Up For Bengals In Andre Smith’s Absence

Article By on 10th August, 2009

... preseason opener, first-round pick Andre Smith is still unsigned and all indications are that it could be a while before the former Alabama Crimson Tide comes to terms.

The sticking point is, as always, money with the two sides apparently miles apart. The Raiders’ signing of receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, taken one spot after Smith, for so much over market value has skewed the landscape and made the Bengals’ job even more difficult.

Of course, the Bengals have always had trouble signing their top draft picks. It hasn’t helped that the team is always drafting in the top 10.

But there may be a silver-lining in the Smith drama. Second-year man Anthony Collins is currently the starter at right tackle, ...

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