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Alphonso Smith

Alphonso Smith - #27 - CB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 5' 9"/ 190 lbs.
Birthday 10/20/1985
Birthplace Pahokee, FL
College Wake Forest
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 2nd round, 5th pick by Broncos

Lions release CB Smith

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
The Lions released CB Alphonso Smith on Monday, creating room to activate CB Drayton Florence from the short-term injured-reserve list.

Lions bring back CB Smith

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
The Lions signed CB Alphonso Smith and released RB Keiland Williams, the team announced Thursday.

Lions cut CB Smith, DT Fluellen, DE Brown

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
The Lions cut veteran CB Alphonso Smith, DT Andre Fluellen and DE Everette Brown.

Wright key part of Lions' improved secondary

Posted Dec. 17, 2011 @ 8:12 p.m. ET
This has been a bounce-back season for Lions CB Eric Wright. Benched in Cleveland in 2010, Wright has fit in nicely with Detroit.

Pass rush could lessen blow if Lions don't add big-name cornerback

Posted July 07, 2011 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
There is some sentiment that if the Lions don't sign a top free-agent cornerback, the team will not be in dire straits thanks to what should be a strong pass rush.

Lions could still add on the corner

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 9:58 p.m. ET
Entering last season there was little question: Cornerback was, by far, the team's biggest need. Times have changed a bit.

Lions put CB Smith on I.R., add CB Miller

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 12:17 p.m. ET
The Lions have placed CB Alphonso Smith on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and added CB Prince Miller to take his spot on the roster.

Lions' Smith still has plenty of promise

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 9:47 p.m. ET
Lions CB Alphonso Smith came under fire for his poor play in the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Patriots, but he has a lot of promise.

Lions hope to strike gold again at corner

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
The Lions' philosophy the past few seasons has been that they will take a chance on young, talented football players, and nowhere has that been more evident — and successful — than at cornerback.

Packers wouldn't raise ante in Lynch bidding

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 12:32 a.m. ET
Although it's likely that Green Bay could have acquired RB Marshawn Lynch by offering Buffalo a third-round draft choice, we hear that Packers GM Ted Thompson didn't consider such an offer, according to NFC North Whispers.

Weekend wrap-up: Revis, Housh and plenty of other things

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm shares his observations on the flurry of roster moves that have occurred on cutdown weekend.

Lions acquire CB Smith from Broncos

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The Lions have acquired disappointing CB DeAngelo Smith from the Broncos in exchange for TE Dan Gronkowski and an undisclosed draft pick.

Broncos CB Smith playing his way off roster

Posted Sept. 02, 2010 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
If CB Alphonso Smith was being evaluated on merit alone, he would not make the Broncos' roster, a team observer told PFW.

Smith facing challenge for Broncos' nickel CB job

Posted June 09, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Second-year veteran Alphonso Smith is no lock to win the Broncos' nickel cornerback job, we hear.

Jaguars concerned about Mathis' durability

Posted Jan. 23, 2010 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
With Rashean Mathis having missed 12 games over the past three seasons, the Jaguars are wondering how much they can depend on their one-time Pro Bowl cornerback next season.


Posted Oct. 18, 2012
The Detroit Lions have signed Smith.||||||| Smith was among the Lions' final cuts just before the season. Detroit is desperate for help at cornerback because Bill Bentley and Jacob Lacey missed Thursday's practice.
Posted Sept. 01, 2012
Smith was released by the Lions.||||||| The Lions acquired Smith from the Denver Broncos nearly two years ago for tight end Dan Gronkowski. Smith had three interceptions in 11 games last season, including one start, and has eight interceptions in his three-year career.
Posted Dec. 09, 2010
The Lions placed Smith on injured reserve, ending his season.||||||| Smith hurt his shoulder on Nov. 25, and according to coach Jim Schwartz, should be ready to go by the start of next season.
Posted Sept. 04, 2010
Smith was traded to Detroit from Denver in exchange for tight end Dan Gronkowski on Saturday.||||||| Smith had a bad rookie season last year after the Broncos traded a 2010 first-round pick to Seattle to move up and select him out of Wake Forest in the second round.
Posted Sept. 04, 2010
The Lions received Smith in a trade with Denver on Saturday.||||||| Smith had a bad rookie season last year after the Broncos traded a 2010 first-round pick to Seattle to move up and select him out of Wake Forest in the second round.