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  • Andre Smith in Bengals camp for 2 days, fractures foot!

    What a fat bastard!

    Less than 48 hours after signing his contract, rookie right tackle Andre Smith suffered a fractured foot late in Tuesday's practice and is going to be out of action for what head coach Marvin Lewis called "a few weeks."

    In a statement released through the Bengals public relations department, Lewis said, "Andre suffered a small fracture in his left foot during a non-contact drill. Our medical staff tells me the injury will not require surgery. It's too soon to closely predict how long it will be before he can return to practice. But it looks like he's going to miss a few weeks."

    The impact of the injury remains to be seen. If it goes longer than a few weeks, it is a severe blow to Smith's development, already stunted by a 30-day holdout. It also throws the Bengals' final roster for a loop. Smith does have a roster exemption for two weeks, but after it expires they may have to keep 10 offensive linemen instead of nine depending on the extent of the layoff.

    "A few weeks," could mean anything. Cornerbacks David Jones and Morgan Trent suffered foot fractures during this preseason and their rehab took about five weeks. But Smith's may not be as long because both Jones and Trent had surgery.

    Smith, a 6-4, 335-pounder out of Alabama, didn't have an injury history in college during a career he played 38 games in three years. Despite battling weight problems before the draft, he participated in all of the Bengals' spring drills without a problem.

    He didn't do much in his first practice Sunday because he signed his deal just 25 minutes before practice began. He did a little bit more Monday but the Bengals were trying to ease him in as he got caught up on the playbook and conditioning.

    The injury keeps alive the Bengals' duel with fate and injuries to their top draft picks dating back to 2004.

    Running back Chris Perry, their No. 1 pick in '04, played just two games as a rookie (and just 35 in his career) because of a sports hernia. Linebacker David Pollack suffered a knee sprain that knocked him out of the starting lineup midway through his rookie year in 2005 before the No. 1 pick's career ended with a broken neck suffered in the second game of the '06 season. In 2007, second-rounder Kenny Irons' career ended on his fourth carry when the running back tore his ACL in a pre-season game. Last year WILL linebacker Keith Rivers, a first-rounder, played in only the first seven games of his rookie season after suffering a broken jaw.

    Smith had already made news Tuesday. Citing a league source, ProFootballTalk.com reported that Smith's contract contains a provision that cuts Smith's pay in half for each game in which he weighs in at 350 pounds or higher and is not on the active Game day 45- man roster.
    http://www.bengals.com/news/article-...8-c3c13468148f
    Last edited by Nick Hardwick; 09-01-2009, 04:05 PM. Reason: added text

  • #2
    Lawl. He's sure making a great first impression to that organization..
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    • #3
      How he didn't break his foot here is beyond me:

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      • #4
        Haha! Yuck dude!

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        • #5
          Eww. Man boobs! It burns. lol.
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          Props to Peerless^
          Officially Supporting the Brown and Gold vertical socks. 2009.
          Official Kyle Orton Army Solidier #17.
          Official Knowshon Moreno Fan Club #57
          Pro-McDaniels

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          • #6
            that is funny stuff !!

            :go:
            "January 25, 1998: The night God answered our prayers

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            • #7
              black version of fat bastard. idk how his feet support that body.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by WestwoodsBronco View Post
                black version of fat bastard. idk how his feet support that body.
                They don't.
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                • #9
                  does he really need to be running without a shirt on?

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                  • #10
                    Just glad it's not us.

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                    • #11
                      Seems like the Bengals can't catch a break

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Starbroncs View Post
                        does he really need to be running without a shirt on?
                        i thought that LT the falcons drafted last year was bad (sam baker, or something like that?). that was.....
                        disclaimer: if the above post appears to contain outrageously illogical content, ITS PROBABLY SARCASM

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