Bengals Lose DT to Browns

The Bengals have declined to match the offer made by the Cleveland Browns to DT Shaun Smith.

Smith was one of Cincinnati’s restricted free agents. He played in 13 games last season, with 14 tackles and a pass defensed. He was inactive for the final three contests.

“We wish Shaun well with his new opportunity,” said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. “For our offseason and future planning, we have chosen to allocate our cap resources in a different direction.”