The Cincinnati Bengals, who continue to have a soft spot for second-chance players with past legal issues, visited Tuesday with yet another high-talent player whose career has been undermined by off-field troubles.
Per a league source, cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu met with the Bengals on Tuesday. To date, he has not signed a contract.
Regarded as a possible first-round prospect in 2008, Ikegwuonu tore an ACL while preparing for pre-draft workouts. The Eagles drafted him in round four.
Earlier this year, Ikegwuonu was acquitted on burglary charges arising from a claim that Ikegwuonu and his brother entered an apartment and stole a non-360 Xbox.
The Eagles cut him in early September, signed him to the practice squad thereafter, signed him to the active roster on November 11, and cut him on November 24.
The Bengals also visited with safety Marcus McClinton, who signed with the Patriots earlier this year as an undrafted free agent, and who recently finished a stint in the UFL.