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Sources: Smith has weight clause

Updated: September 1, 2009, 1:40 PM ET
By James Walker | ESPN.com

The Cincinnati Bengals have a reputation around the league for their strict business practices, and their recent contract with first-round pick Andre Smith is another example.

According to sources, the team branded Smith with a stringent and potentially costly "weight clause," which will require Smith to stay at or below 350 pounds during the season.

Smith, who is listed at 335 pounds, will risk losing a significant portion of his salary if he is caught above the 350-pound limit.

Smith's ...

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