The best news for Andre Smith and his agent, Ben Dogra, might have occurred Friday with Anthony Davis agreeing to a five-year extension with San Francisco. At just over $37 million with $17 million in guarantees, it establishes a new benchmark in this year’s free agency period for right tackles.

The average per year of $7.459 million is more than Indianapolis’ Gosder Cherilus will make. Cherilus’ five-year deal is worth $34.5 million with $15.5 million guaranteed.

One thing that is not in Smith’s favor is that it has been a quiet year for right tackles. Eric Winston is still on the market and another one joined it Thursday when Atlanta released Tyson Clabo.

It looks as if the Bengals are negotiating against themselves. Arizona needs a tackle but has only $8.18 million in cap space. Miami is in the same position with $8.26 million of space. Philadelphia needs a tackle and has $25.7 million in cap room, but many don’t see the Eagles as a good fit for Smith with new coach Chip Kelly wanting to run his up-tempo offense.

It took 32 days for the Bengals and Smith to reach an agreement on his rookie contract in 2009. Friday will be the 32nd day of free agency.