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Andre Smith suffers another setback

For a while on Monday night, it looked like Bengals second year tackle Andre Smith was experiencing a breakthrough.  He was stonewalling Pittsburgh’s LaMarr Woodley, earning effusive praise from ESPN’s Jon Gruden.  (Okay, maybe that’s not so unique.)

Typical for his career, Smith wound up taking two steps back after taking one step forward.  The No. 6 overall pick in the 2009 draft got benched after giving up a sack later in the game.  On Thursday, it was revealed that he has a broken bone in his foot.  Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer says Smith could miss the rest of the season.

The Bengals took a huge risk when they drafted Smith so high and it’s been a terrible gamble so far.  He’s only been healthy enough to play 13 games in two years, starting five. Smith hurt the foot at practice on Wednesday.

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12 Responses to “Andre Smith suffers another setback”
  1. barneyrumble says: Nov 11, 2010 3:32 PM

    Good timing coming into Indy to play the injury bug riddled Colts. A few more Bengals need to sit out to make it even this Sunday or my Colts won’t have a chance.

  2. Florios thong underwear says: Nov 11, 2010 3:52 PM

    Andre Smith suffers another setback……….

    The drive-thru at Popeye’s closed minutes before he got there last night at 12:03.

    He almost starved to death until McDonalds opened today for breakfast.

  3. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Nov 11, 2010 3:53 PM

    I would have stayed away from him after he conspicuously left the combine, then holding that shirtless, NSFW workout at Alabama. But what do I know, I’m just another stupid fan.

  4. kosarsmyidol says: Nov 11, 2010 4:16 PM

    Is he in better shape than he was last year? He managed to break the same foot that he did last year. He might be the Matthew Stafford of offensive linemen as far as 2008 draftees go. Of course, no one has questioned Stafford’s work ethic or conditioning.

  5. kosarsmyidol says: Nov 11, 2010 4:17 PM

    Holy crap. Comments are appearing instantly!

  6. rajbais says: Nov 11, 2010 4:18 PM

    I’ve got a great way for him to be welcomed back … he has to wear Queen Latifah’s bathing suit right here … http://appetiteforequalrights.blogspot.com/2009/03/swimsuits-should-only-be-worn-by-women.html .

  7. gojags says: Nov 11, 2010 4:32 PM

    I am thankful the bengals picked Andre Smith as the Jags were hot on him had the bengals not picked them before. Eugene Monroe is not great but he is better than the two tackles drafted ahead of him and is much better than crabtree the pick after him.

  8. wisconsin77 says: Nov 11, 2010 4:39 PM

    Reminds me of when Ted Thompson took Justin Harrell when everybody told him not to.

  9. pooflingingmonkey says: Nov 11, 2010 5:18 PM

    Worst pick since Ryan Leaf.

  10. dman19 says: Nov 11, 2010 5:37 PM

    I suffered a setback when watching him run the 40 shirtless…Still a lil woozy..

  11. jagsfan9674 says: Nov 11, 2010 6:01 PM

    “gojags says:
    Nov 11, 2010 4:32 PM
    I am thankful the bengals picked Andre Smith as the Jags were hot on him had the bengals not picked them before. Eugene Monroe is not great but he is better than the two tackles drafted ahead of him and is much better than crabtree the pick after him.”

    While your right Monroe isn’t great yet… He is strides ahead of the first two tackles and as far as I can tell and what Jaguar coaches are saying he is going to be something great. Way better pick than the Smiths

  12. zackd22 says: Nov 11, 2010 9:08 PM

    Love how people make fun of guys who break bones, lcassy guys

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