December 16, 2019

Report: Redskins sign tight end Alex Smith

The Redskins have signed tight end Alex Smith to a contract, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Smith, 33, played under Gruden in Tampa Bay from 2005-08 and Cincinnati in 2013, and has also played for the Eagles and Browns. In 121 career games, he has 1473 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns on 163 catches.

Smith played in just two games last season for the Bengals, tearing his bicep in Week 2, and at 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, is more of a blocking tight end. Smith was with New Orleans during training camp, but was not retained. According to The Washington Post, Smith worked out for the team in Ashburn this morning, and head coach Jay Gruden said in his Monday press conference that he and general manager Scot McCloughan planned to bring in some tight ends this morning for workouts.

Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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About Eric Hobeck

Eric Hobeck is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins and Capitals. Eric contributes to high school sports coverage at InsideNova.com. He served as sports editor of The Rotunda at Longwood University for two years, where he was also the men’s basketball beat writer. He hosted a campus radio show for three years and called basketball and baseball games for the station’s award-winning sports team. You can follow Eric on Twitter @eric_hobeck.

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