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I would speak on the Texans but they suck, that Brett Favre is a bitch but can at least “block”, and somehow I wish I had Adrian Peterson on my fantasy squad. But this is different.

How often do you hear something bad happen to the Cincinnati Bengals? Well besides Chad Johnson Ochocinco getting his name change recognized even though his “smart” ass forgot the space. Alright, not much. Well add this one to the list of “fucked up shit” to occur to the Bengals. Andre Smith breaking his foot TWO days after signing his rookie contract.

Well, Andre almost put himself in the When Athletes Go Stupid award for the week had he not signed his deal and got into camp but the fact that he fucked up at the tail end of his college career and decided to leave Alabama and get NFL money. Problem was, he didn’t act like he wanted to be in the league.

He left the Scouting Combine in February (which is in layman’s terms the NFL’s version of the interview process) basically telling NFL teams that he wasn’t ready. Which makes no sense if you are to leave college with the intent of getting into the NFL, getting a big contract and living fat. Sadly, this is what being lazy gets you these days.

Ironic incidents just like this.

Source: ESPN

Cincinnati Bengals first-round choice Andre Smith just ended his holdout, but now he’ll be sitting again.

The offensive lineman suffered a fracture in a foot during a noncontact drill Tuesday and it is not known how long he will be out, but he will miss the Bengals’ opener on Sept. 13. Smith missed 30 days before agreeing to terms two days ago.

“Andre suffered a small fracture in his left foot during a non-contact drill,” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said in a statement. “Our medical staff tells me the injury will not require surgery. It’s too soon to closely predict how long it will be before he can return to practice, but it looks like he’s going to miss a few weeks.”

Smith is currently on a roster exemption granted by commissioner Roger Goodell because of his late arrival. The exemption lasts until next week.

Smith was the sixth pick in the NFL draft and the most recent to sign. Michael Crabtree of the 49ers is the only unsigned first-rounder.

Sources told ESPN.com’s James Walker on Tuesday that the Bengals demanded that Smith have a weight clause in his contract. Smith, who is listed at 335 pounds, would lose a significant portion of his salary if his weight exceeded 350 pounds.

Smith, whose deal includes $21 million guaranteed and maxes out at six years and $42 million, was trying to claim the starting right tackle job.

Now, the Bengals will keep second-year lineman Anthony Collins at right tackle. Collins was a fourth-round draft pick last year and started six games at right tackle because of injuries.

The line has undergone an overhaul in the offseason. The Bengals made changes at center and at both tackle positions, hoping to upgrade an offense that finished last in the league in 2008.

The priority is protecting quarterback Carson Palmer, who was hit often last year. He broke his nose in the preseason, and tore a ligament and a tendon in his passing elbow during the regular season, forcing him to miss a dozen games.

Palmer suffered a moderate sprain in his left ankle during the first preseason game this year, and has missed the last two. He took snaps with the starting offense on Tuesday for the first time since he got hurt.

“He looked remarkably improved,” Lewis said. “He looked pretty good. He was moving better.”

Palmer would like to play in the final preseason game; Lewis will make a decision shortly before the start.

“We’re going to play out what’s best for Carson as we go forward,” Lewis said. “It was good to see him get back and involved in the things we’ll do today and tomorrow, and then when we start next week. The goal is to have him ready to go full-speed by Monday.”

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Brandon Caldwell is the founder & editor-in-chief of Day & A Dream. His work has appeared in VIBE, Complex, EBONY, the Village Voice, the Houston Press, Houston Style Magazine, DJBooth, The Sports Fans Journal, and more. Follow him on Twitter: @_brandoc

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