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Bengals take G Hawkinson from Kansas in 5th round

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CINCINNATI (AP)

The Bengals have taken their first offensive lineman in this year's draft, getting guard Tanner Hawkinson from Kansas in the fifth round.

Cincinnati signed right tackle Andre Smith to a three-year contract extension on Friday night, keeping their starting line intact from last year. Hawkinson will help with depth on the line. He's played both tackle and guard and is a converted tight end.

The Bengals opened the day by choosing linebacker Sean Porter from Texas A&M in the fourth round.

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