Originally Posted by Clarkpba
Something was brought up in conversation today about Andre Smith and him being due a roster bonus very soon. The question was will he receive said bonus? The Bengals either have to pay him the bonus or release him. Do you guys think they should go ahead and give up on him or pay him the bonus and hope he gets his fat butt in shape. I still believe he has the talent to be a dominate tackle if he can just find a way to stay within a reasonable weight range. With Mike Browns tight wad ways I'm sure he will go ahead and cut him. And odds are he'll go ahead and sign with another team and become a hall of fame player.
Lewis mentioned that the OL and safety were 2 areas that need improvement. Lewis also mentions that he is hopeful on Andre's health rebound so maybe they are counting on him to actually contribute next season (when ever this occurs). Its clear now that the Bengal's could of done much better than him in the previous years draft (Oher). Unfortunately, nothing has shown me that this guy can be dominate, if I was a betting man - he gets released and we backfill him in FA & with a mid rounder in the draft.