Per a report by Anwar S. Richardson of MLive, Detroit Lions cornerback Alphonso Smith was fined $15,750 for a horsecollar tackle on Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Fines on athletes usually register barely a blip on the average fan’s sports radar, but fines like the one Smith received require not only the attention of fans, but also the NFL and the NFL Players’...
Lions cornerback Alphonso Smith was fined $15,750 for his horsecollar tackle on receiver Brandon Marshall in Mondays nights loss to the Chicago Bears.
Smith was called for a penalty early in the second quarter when he tackled Marshall by the shoulder with two hands after a 15-yard gain.
That play and penalty, plus another 20-yard pass to Marshall, put the Bears in field-goal...
The Detroit Lions have signed cornerback Alphonso Smith and released running back Keiland Williams.
Detroit is desperate for help at cornerback because Bill Bentley and Jacob Lacey missed Thursday's practice. Bentley was held out with a shoulder injury and Lacey because of a concussion
Smith was among the Lions' final cuts just before the season.
Detroit originally acquired...
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October 18, 2012
Alphonso Smith has been traded before in his three years in the NFL so far. The 26-year-old cornerback, who is entering his fourth season, was first drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2009 in the second round before getting traded to the Detroit Lions in 2010 for Dan Gronkowski.
Smith is now in the trade rumors once again as the Lions look to get more options for their secondary,...
Alphonso Smith heard the trade rumors. He just tried to ignore them.
The report first surfaced in late February from the NFL Networks Jason LaConfora, who said that the Lions are willing to move Smith and have shopped him to at least one team.
In his two years with Detroit, Smith leads the team in interceptions with eight, but hes also been called out for his undisciplined nature...
There are still several weeks to go until the Lions need to cut their roster down to its regular-season max of 53 players. Continue reading →
According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Detroit Lions are willing to trade cornerback Alphonso Smith.
LaCanfora indicated that the Lions have offered Smith to at least one team.
Smith was a second round pick of the Broncos back in 2009.
The Lions need major upgrades at the cornerback position, either through the draft or free agency.
The Detroit Lions are reportedly interested in trading part time nickel Corner Alphonso Smith. Smith was inconsistent at best last year. He was a 2nd Round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2009. Alphonso Smith has been used sparingly since coming to the Detroit Lions. He was in the mix during his first year [...]
THE BEAST ABOUT TO STRIKE
Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder handed Lions cornerback Alphonso Smith a pick-six on a silver platter yesterday as part of Ponder's four turnovers. Smith gave us one of the better touchdown dances of 2010 when he pulled out the Carlton Banks, so aspirations were sky high as he made his 30 yard jaunt to pay dirt. However, I was greatly disappointed. Not only did he pull...
Second turnover of the game for the Lions defense.
Christian Ponder's pass gets intercepted on a first down in Detroit territory.
Lions take over, after Smith's 4-yard return, at their own 47.