CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 16: Andre Smith #71 of the Cincinnati Bengals blocks against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium on September 16, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Cincinnati Bengals add Andre Smith to help beleaguered offensive line

The Cincinnati Bengals signed veteran offensive tackle Andre Smith on Thursday.

Smith, a first-round pick by Cincinnati in 2009, has played 98 of his 110 career games with the Bengals.

The Bengals also signed long snapper Dan Godsil, a college free agent from Indiana, and waived first-year wide receiver Kermit Whitfield.

Smith gives the Bengals more depth on the offensive line, which has lost first-round pick Jonah Williams, a tackle, to a likely season-ending shoulder injury and guard Clint Boling, who retired earlier this month due to medical concerns. Third-year guard Alex Richmond will miss the first four games for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy.

The Bengals also placed Williams, Redmond and cornerbacks Darqueze Dennard and Darius Phillips on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

Rookie running back Rodney Anderson was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list.

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