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Shaun Smith, gone as quickly as he returned

Well, that didn’t last long.

Earlier this week, defensive tackle Shaun Smith made a surprising return to Cincinnati, which needed another body at the position given injuries to players like Domata Peko.

As we heard it, Smith secured his second chance after reaching out several weeks ago to coach Marvin Lewis and apologizing for the manner in which Smith behaved during and after his first stint with the team.

It got him in the door, but it didn’t keep him there.

Three days after officially returning, the Bengals have cut Smith. 

No reason was given for the move.

To replace Smith, the team signed cornerback Rico Murray from the team’s practice squad.

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16 Responses to “Shaun Smith, gone as quickly as he returned”
  1. bearsrule says: Dec 12, 2009 2:05 PM

    Shaun, we hardly knew ye.

  2. bluestree says: Dec 12, 2009 2:15 PM

    So, this is not the end of Rico afterall!

  3. urbusted says: Dec 12, 2009 2:16 PM

    Put a fork in fat Shaun, he’s done.

  4. trickbunny says: Dec 12, 2009 2:17 PM

    Big mouth idiot loser :)

  5. doe22us says: Dec 12, 2009 2:17 PM

    i am pretty sure upon entering the building he gave Marvin the two hand salute ( courtesy Bud Adams) and was promptly shown the exit door.

  6. aDickRunsThisSite says: Dec 12, 2009 2:29 PM

    when you are fat, out of shape, bad attitude and general douchebag well
    heres the door ‘big boy’ you may as well fill out your retirement papers.
    your fatass self is as done a burnT chicken

  7. craig309p says: Dec 12, 2009 2:59 PM

    This isnt true willie anderson just tweeted me and said he just spoke to coachs and hes on the plane to minn with team who’s ur source to say hes not there?Did you jump the gun on a story?i tweeted it and willie replied fast no hes with team

  8. craig309p says: Dec 12, 2009 3:01 PM

    willie anderson just tweeted yes they did release him already the coach was wrong

  9. Hauschild says: Dec 12, 2009 3:02 PM

    Cincy – one of the few franchises that continually appears in disarray, even with a winning record.

  10. BonnieD says: Dec 12, 2009 3:33 PM

    Yes, Hauschild the Bengals are the only ones who make personnel moves during the season. You obviously have no idea what you are talking about.

  11. hitdog042 says: Dec 12, 2009 4:12 PM

    Note to craig3090.. Willie Anderson has no clue who was on the plane. Pretty stupid.
    Hauschil – that is maybe the most stupid post ever. The Bengals needed another DB so this moves makes them in disarray?
    They should make people take an IQ test before letting them become posters on here.

  12. The Coop says: Dec 12, 2009 5:04 PM

    Any truth to the rumor that he threw a barbell at Carson Palmer?

  13. steveinohio says: Dec 12, 2009 5:28 PM

    Hauschild, you are a dumb ass. That is not a sign off diarray, it is a sign of striving to improve after injuries.

  14. steveinohio says: Dec 12, 2009 5:40 PM

    They caught Shaun Smith digging into Andre Smith’s stash of Krispy Kremes.

  15. kazkal says: Dec 12, 2009 6:25 PM

    They must have figured Peko would be ready before he would…It’s okay we got Tank & Sims for running downs & Fanene & rucker can play inside on passing.

  16. dustyschmidt22 says: Dec 12, 2009 8:50 PM

    bengals needed to add another secondary player because crocker was looking iffy. if the safeties look full go before peko returns, smith will be resigned.
    and please, continue to call us in disarray lol, we use the practice squad as a means of developing as well if not better than any team in the league, where do you think half our OL came from?

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