According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Bengals offensive lineman Andre Smith didn't participate during Andrew Whitworth's offensive lineman workout a couple weeks ago in Louisiana. Smith suffered a season-ending foot fracture of the fifth metatarsal during a practice on November 10, placed on Injured Reserve three days later.
Smith earned the starting right tackle spot (and we don't mean as part of the team's jumbo formation with Roland at tight end) against the Atlanta Falcons and started the following two games against the Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers. It was his position. Then injury crippled that chance and his future seems increasingly in doubt.
As of this posting, Smith is still rehabilitating last year's injury and we assume he won't be able to participate during this week's players-only workout that Andrew Whitworth and Domata Peko have organized. Considering a history to recover from injury at his slow pace, it could take some time before Smith is back on the field working out. We just hope he's finding some way to stay in shape during the NFL lockout.
Dennis Roland, Andrew Gardner and Jason Shirley also didn't attend Whitworth's workouts.