Justin Smith or Stacy Andrews get it, I'm hoping for Andrews. We need him to stick around way more than we need Smith. Smith is above average, nothing more and he's not getting any younger.
Lewis targeted both front lines as top priorities for the offseason and said the Bengals are going to use their franchise tag in free agency but wouldn't say the candidates. He did say that free-agent defensive end Justin Smith and right tackle Stacy Andrews are key players on each front. Without getting specific, Lewis said progress has been slow in negotiations for long-term deals with the club's own free agents.