Irv Smith Jr. agreeing on deal with Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals and tight end Irv Smith Jr. agreed to a one-year contract.

What It Means:

Smith was limited to eight games with the Minnesota Vikings last season because of an ankle injury. He has a clear path to the starting job in Cincinnati after Hayden Hurst departed for the Carolina Panthers. Smith's primary competition at tight end currently includes Devin Asiasi, Tanner Hudson, and Nick Bowers.

Smith averaged 5.5 FanDuel points per game last season, with 25 catches on 36 targets for 182 yards and 2 touchdowns.