For the second time in his three-year career, Alphonso Smith is on the trading block.
The Lions are willing to trade Smith, a cornerback who played 11 games for them last year, and have shopped him to at least one team, NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports.
The Broncos took Smith in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft, then traded him to the Lions in 2010 for Dan Gronkowski. Smith was a starter in his first season in Detroit but didn’t contribute as much to the defense in 2011.
Smith got testy with Detroit fans who criticized him after the Lions’ secondary got torched by the Saints in the playoffs, writing on Twitter, “Before you say anything crazy or ignorant please know your ‘coverages’ first just a friendly reminder!!! now fire away!!!”
He may not have to deal with Detroit fans for much longer.