Posts Tagged ‘andre smith’

The Ripple Effect of the Signing of First Round Bengals Pick Andre Smith

Right now about the only person that is not excited to have first-round draft pick Andre Smith signed and at practice is his flabby stunt-double – Gus Parrish. In training camp, Parrish sat in Smith’s seat in the meeting rooms, took Smith’s reps in practice and played the role of him in the rookie talent-show, […]

Agent for Bengals First-Round Pick Andre Smith to Talk to the Team Sunday

Andre Smith is one of two first-round picks from the draft class of 2009 that remains unsigned, but the Bengals are hoping that will change maybe as early as Monday. Reports from the Cincinnati Enquirer state that Alvin Keels, the agent for Smith, will be in Cincy Sunday to once again talk to the club […]

Down to Two: Maybin Inks w/ Bills, Only Two First-Round Picks Not Signed

Pro Football Weekly and ESPN is reporting that the Bills have finally landed their man. First-round pick Aaron Maybin has inked his deal, a five-year agreement that means now just two players (Andre Smith and Michael Crabtree) are left from the first round not signed. After the longest holdout for a Bills rookie in more […]

Bengals First-Round Pick Smith is Not a Miracle Worker, But He’ll Help

Last year, offensive line coach Paul Alexander watched his long-time leader Willie Anderson mosey out of Georgetown College to give way to the franchise-tagged Stacy Andrews. In the off-season, Andrews was set free to give way to first-rounder Andre Smith. If training camp starts without Smith signed and on the field, then Smith gives way […]

Bengals First-Round Pick Smith Says He Wants In Camp on Time; Will it Happen?

There’s been a lot of chatter about how long it’s going to take the Bengals, who are known for first-round holdouts, to get O-lineman Andre Smith in the house for training camp. The player picked in front of Smith, Jets QB Mark Sanchez, has a deal, so you would think it would be easy for […]

A Long Holdout Likely Coming From Bengals First Round Andre Smith

Holdouts with the Bengals are nothing new. DE Justin Smith sat out 50 days back in 2001, OLB David Pollack missed all of training camp back in 2005. Now indications are pointing to the Bengals first round pick this year – OL Andre Smith, holding out of training camp. Chick Ludwig of the Dayton Daily […]

Bengals Spend Draft Weekend Hoping Their Risk Equals Reward

The most complicated team in the NFL added to its strange intrigue by drafting talented players with baggage. Once again, the Bengal brains have selected the yellow-cake uranium of young talent to refine in the team’s centrifuges and hope for the best. If these new players are only discussed about their football careers, then this […]

Bengals Go O-Line; Take Andre Smith w/ #6 Pick

The Bengals upgraded their O-line on Saturday, nabbing 335 pound tackle Andre Smith from Alabama with the 6th overall pick. He has long arms, can play guard as well, but will probably start his NFL career at tackle. Here’s the Bio on Smith from Draft Countdown: Strengths: Excellent bulk with long arms…Very athletic…Quick and agile […]