With offseason conditioning set to begin on Monday, the Bengals are still exploring signing another veteran or two. The team hosted linebacker Akeem Jordan on Tuesday and according to reports will have tight end/fullback Alex Smith in for a visit later this week. Jordan is going into his seventh season and has spent his entire career in Philadelphia. He played in 14 games last year, starting seven at WILL (outside linebacker), with 44 tackles and two forced fumbles. Vontaze Burfict is currently penciled in at WILL and Thomas Howard, who led the team in tackles in 2011, remains unsigned as he continues his rehabilitation of a knee injury. Jordan’s biggest contribution could be on special teams. He led the Eagles in special teams tackles with 15. After the Bengals lost linebacker and special teams stalwart Dan Skuta to the Niners last month, Jordan could take that spot. There are indications that the Eagles remain interested in re-signing Jordan. Smith has been with the Browns the past two seasons and has 27 receptions for 178 yards. One player that the Bengals brought in for a visit last week has gone elsewhere as safety Usama Young signed with Oakland on Tuesday.
Plenty of visits coming this week; Akeem Jordan in today
Cincinnati Enquirer | Apr 10