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Georgia's Williams, UT's Thomas drafted in round 3

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Bengals take S Shawn Williams in 3rd round
CINCINNATI (AP) -
The Bengals chose safety Shawn Williams from Georgia in the third round of the NFL draft,

Cincinnati has been trying to shore up the position for several years. Williams was the second defensive player taken by the Bengals.

The Bengals opened their draft by taking Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert in the first round. They had two picks in the second round and went with running back Giovani Bernard from North Carolina and defensive end Margus Hunt, a track and field star-turned-football player from Estonia and SMU.

Also Friday, the Bengals agreed to a three-year deal with right tackle Andre Smith, who had been an unrestricted free agent. The deal allows Cincinnati to return its offense intact from last season.

Tennessee OL Thomas drafted by Miami in 3rd round
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -
Offensive lineman Dallas Thomas of Tennessee has been selected by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the NFL draft.

The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Thomas was the 77th overall selection Friday. He started at left tackle for two seasons with Tennessee but switched to guard as a senior.

Miami has been in the market for a replacement for Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long, who departed to the St. Louis Rams via free agency. Trade talks cooled Thursday between the Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs, who have been shopping veteran tackle Branden Albert.

The Dolphins' second-round pick was cornerback Jamar Taylor of Boise State.

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