Report: Bengals signing TE Irv Smith Jr. to 1-year deal

Field Level Media

March 28, 2023 at 6:08 pm.

The Cincinnati Bengals are signing free agent tight end Irv Smith Jr. to a one-year contract, Fox Sports reported Tuesday.

The Bengals had a hole at TE with the departure of Hayden Hurst in free agency.

Smith, 24, had 25 catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns in just eight games (one start) for Minnesota last season. He missed nine games with an ankle injury.

Picked in the second round of the 2019 draft, Smith has nine career TDs in 37 games (15 starts) for the Vikings.

Smith missed the entire 2021 season with a knee injury.