Sunday, July 31, 2011
Deuce Lutui fails Bengals physical
ESPN.com news services
Free agent right guard Deuce Lutui is on his way back to the Arizona Cardinals after flunking his physical with the Cincinnati Bengals for being overweight.
The 28-year old Lutui originally agreed to a two-year contract with the Bengals on Friday but signed a one-year deal with Arizona on Sunday after failing the physical.
Lutui, listed at 6-foot-4 and 338 pounds, was a second-round pick of Arizona in 2006 out of USC.
According to The Arizona Republic, Lutui still has to pass a physical with the Cardinals before his latest deal becomes official.
Arizona has already signed free agent guard Floyd Womack, an 11-year NFL veteran who played in 16 games for Cleveland last season. Womack is the second new guard on the line. Daryn Colledge, a starter on the Green Bay Packers' Super Bowl championship team, signed a free-agent deal with Arizona, taking the spot left open by the retirement of Alan Faneca.
The team kept some continuity on the interior line by re-signing center Lyle Sendlein.
Information from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and The Associated Press contributed to this report.