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Minnesota Vikings sign OT Andre Smith

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Cincinnati Bengals' Giovani Bernard (25) celebrates his touchdown with Andre Smith (71) during the second half of play agains the Kansas City Chiefs at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 4, 2015. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI
Cincinnati Bengals' Giovani Bernard (25) celebrates his touchdown with Andre Smith (71) during the second half of play agains the Kansas City Chiefs at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 4, 2015. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI | License Photo

Free-agent offensive tackle Andre Smith and the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a one-year deal that could be worth up to $4.5 million.

Smith announced the deal via Twitter, saying Minneapolis here I come. Excited to join the Vikings on a 1-yr deal!!

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Smith is expected to face off for the right tackle spot against Phil Loadholt, who has missed much of the past two seasons because of injuries, and last year's starter, T.J. Clemmings.

Smith was the sixth overall pick out of Alabama in the 2009 draft by Cincinnati. He has made 73 starts in seven seasons.

Minnesota already has bolstered its offensive line this offseason. The Vikings signed former San Francisco 49ers guard last week.

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