Smith is free on bond after being arrested for carrying a gun at Atlanta's airport. The 25-year-old made his initial court appearance Friday morning and is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing on Feb. 4.|||||||
According to Clayton County court documents, 25-year-old Smith was charged with carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. He posted $3,000 bond Friday.
The Bengals are missing Smith, who hurt his left ankle during a 35-7 loss to Pittsburgh a week earlier.|||||||
Smith has started all previous 12 games this season after playing in just 13 his previous two seasons.
The Bengals put Smith on injured reserve.|||||||
Smith suffered a foot fracture during Wednesday's practice.
Smith says his benching during a loss to Pittsburgh didn't hurt his pride.|||||||
Coach Marvin Lewis sat him down after he gave up a sack during a 27-21 loss to the Steelers on Monday night. It was the latest setback for Smith, who was a first-round pick last year. He suffered another setback on Wednesday when he got a foot stepped on during practice, forcing him to leave early.
Smith has yet to get on the practice field with his Cincinnati Bengals teammates.|||||||
Smith is working out on his own, trying to get in shape and get beyond foot problems that held him back as a rookie. There's no telling whether he'll be ready to start the season.