On Friday the Bengals signed free agent guard Deuce Lutui, formerly of the Cardinals. But free agent signings don’t become official until players pass a physical, and in the case of Lutui, that didn’t happen.
Lutui failed his physical with the Bengals, and Adam Schefter reports that it’s because Lutui showed up overweight.
There’s no word on just how overweight Lutui was when he showed up for the physical. He’s officially listed at 338 pounds, but his weight has always been a problem: He once reported to the Cardinals at 396 pounds.
Considering that the Bengals drafted Andre Smith No. 6 overall shortly after he worked out looking like this, it’s hard to imagine just how overweight you have to be to fail a physical with the Bengals. Unless Lutui ate the doctor, I’m not sure what he did to fail the physical.
In any event, the Cardinals can live with Lutui’s morbid obesity. Shortly after Lutui failed to get cleared in Cincinnati, Arizona re-signed him. Lutui started all 48 games for the Cardinals over the last three seasons, and he’ll likely start again for them this year, no matter how much he weighs.