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Bengals waive CB Antonio Smith

Posted by bengalsweb on May 7, 2010 – 1:56 pm

The Bengals on Friday waived second-year cornerback Antonio Smith of Ohio State. Smith finished last season on the Cincinnati practice squad and was signed to the club’s offseason roster on Jan. 11.


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6 Responses to “Bengals waive CB Antonio Smith”

  1. By rambo23cyn on May 7, 2010 | Reply

    He was a Buckeye, what did you expect? SEC FOREVER

  2. By bengals1019 on May 7, 2010 | Reply

    With our recent (at this moment still alleged) signings of Wilson and Jones, it seems Antonio Smith no longer has a shot here in Cincy. Good luck to him wherever he goes.

    Hobson………

    I gotta ask:

    I know he was terrible in Oakland, but the national media are saying the Bengals are one of a handful of teams that ‘may’ pursue Jamarcus Russell.

    Given that he has a ton of potential and is still very young plus the fact that we don’t have a legitimate backup on the team…

    WHAT ARE THE ODDS of the Bengals giving him a tryout?

    I don’t feel strongly for or against him… but like pacman, he seems like a win-win if we try him out. Either he is terrible, and we don’t sign him, or he shows signs of life, and he serves as a viable backup for Carson. I’d be okay with Russell coming into games in the 4th quarter after we are blowing teams out. It never hurts to have a backup with some potential ability to continue leading a playoff-type season.

    2nd question:

    Carson is (already?!) going into his 8th season. When do you think the Bengals will draft someone to learn behind Carson?
    —> by the way, in my opinion this doesnt happen for another 5 years unless he suffers another major injury.

  3. By carson9 on May 9, 2010 | Reply

    I hope Mr. Smith will be on somebody’s roster come fall. We have just too much depth now at CB. Which is really nice for once…

  4. By silentbp on May 10, 2010 | Reply

    bengals1019: really? really? Russell? really? Have you ever heard of Ryan Leaf, Tim Couch….Russell was an instant wash before the Raiders drafted him. I don’t mind taking someone else’s drop offs, most of them can be groomed and have a shot, but taking a Raiders drop out? no, no, and no. I’m an SEC guy, but really, I wouldn’t have drafted Russell ever even though LSU was that great, but he wasn’t and won’t be.

  5. By impostal112 on May 10, 2010 | Reply

    I think signing PacMan was a mistake. They don’t need any more distractions and that’s what he brings. It doesn’t matter how good you are, if you’re suspended, you’re not going to help the team.

    And Jamarcus Russell? Aweful!!! It doesn’t matter how far you can throw a ball if you can’t hit anything with it.

  6. By 2ndboot on May 11, 2010 | Reply

    Former Buckeys haven’t worked out for Cincy in 20 years or more..although grabbing Beanie Wells if he ever becomes available wouldn’t break my heart..
    Something Chad commented about Russel was that he had NO supporting cast in Oakland…NONE! If he came to Cincy as a backup and Carson got hurt bad again it might be great to have someone who can run an offense with confidence. When they brought in JT during that NY game he looked like he was absolutely desperate and wanting to blame everyone else on every play. JT is 4th string material if that the way he looked.. Russel’s offense in Oakland was HORRIBLE and it wasn’t all his fault.
    Initially I was against bringing in Adam, but the more I have read the more I’m convinced he’s ready to get his career back on track the right way.
    As far as Wilson..man…he’s a guy who couldn’t cut 65.6 million over two years, but can sure cut the 700k the Bengals are reported offering..So they (Oakland and Miami) offered him the moon, stars, sun and control of the universe as we know it and he didn’t live up to it..who could? Now he’s back to earth and playing in Cincinnati..Good move IMO.

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