With only three running backs on their roster, the Bengals brought in Felix Jones for a tryout on Monday. News of the tryout was originally tweeted by Bryan Broaddus of DallasCowboys.com. Jones, who was drafted in the first round by Dallas in 2008, would be going into his sixth season. Jones scored five touchdowns last year while averaging 3.6 yards per run and 10.5 yards per reception. At the beginning of free agency, we did list Jones as one of five players that made sense for the Bengals to sign. At the time we said about Jones: “Another back who they could pair with Green-Ellis and also wouldn’t command as much as Reggie Bush. The biggest question with him is durability. He has played in all 16 games just twice in five seasons, but one of them was last year.” Even if they would sign Jones, the Bengals are expected to take a back early in the draft. So far in free agency the team has added only two players who were on other teams last year. They signed quarterback Josh Johnson and claimed quarterback John Skelton on waivers from Arizona.
Felix Jones works out with Bengals
Cincinnati Enquirer | Apr 9