Andre Smith: 'I want to play for the Lions'
Alabama left tackle Andre Smith just got off the podium here in Indianapolis. He said he measured 6-foot-4 and 332 pounds with 36-inch arms, and downplayed any concerns about his weight.
No sir, I've never been that high, Smith said when asked about reports he ballooned to 380 pounds this year. The highest I've ever been is 345.
I never had a problem at the university as far as having a weight issue.
Smith said his normal playing weight is around 330 pounds, and he hasn't yet decided if he's going to work out this weekend. He said he wants to get his numbers down after only training for three or four weeks at Athletes Performance Inc. in Tempe, Ariz.
So far, Smith said he's been in contact with the Redskins, Panthers, Saints and Jets among other teams. He hasn't talked to the Lions, though they could meet this weekend.
But Smith said he grew up a Barry Sanders fan and knows Lions cornerback Ramzee Robinson, who played at Alabama.
I want to play for the Lions, he said.