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Bengals bring back Isaac Sowells

The Bengals announced Tuesday that they have signed offensive lineman Isaac Sowells, a former fourth-round pick of the Browns.
Once the subject of legitimately strong debate in Cleveland, Sowells’ position was an oft-discussed topic in newspapers like the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Akron Beacon-Journal throughout the 2006-2008 offseasons.  Seemingly no one could decide whether Sowells would play guard or tackle.  He was a tackle at Indiana University, but only goes 6-foot-3, 320.
Eventually, it was determined that Sowells couldn’t play, period.  With in-house supporters Phil Savage and Romeo Crennel gone, Sowells was among the Browns’ 2009 final roster cuts.  He spent the entire season out of football.
Sowells is probably a long shot to last until September in Cincinnati.
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6 Responses to “Bengals bring back Isaac Sowells”
  1. jimmy_b says: Jun 1, 2010 4:13 PM

    Well, when you starting reaching out to Browns rejects that is cause for concern.

  2. odell says: Jun 1, 2010 5:09 PM

    It’s called an extra body on the line for the next few months to have one extra person for practice and gives this “Brown’s Reject” the opportunity to make a possible comeback, they have their complete starting line coming back from last year so I dont think there is any concern there Jimmy_B… And like Evan says, he probably wont be around come Sept.

  3. goetta-head says: Jun 2, 2010 10:49 AM

    “Sowells is probably a long shot to last until September in Cincinnati.”
    Whys that you say?
    Cause the Bengals are looking really good so far and Flo knows it. Too much competition at every position. What used to be holes has become depth. I dont think Ive ever seen the Bengals with this much competition at every position. Love it! Cant wait til September!
    Til then GO REDS

  4. BeaverThomas says: Jun 2, 2010 5:50 PM

    # Odell…Im with you on that one.
    Very deep. I’m very fired up for the upcoming season regardless of the #4 toughest schedule.
    What the Oline did last year was outstanding with all that happened with TE’s and Andre’.
    Got to Training Camp last year (from SC) for the Black and Orange game as well as the Scrimmage.
    Won’t be able to swing it this year, but will have my butt in the seats on the 7th when the SF Giants come to town vs the Reds.
    I can’t wait to see the Oline with Reggie, Gresham and Coffman back in the mix for the Running and passing game. BAM!!

  5. IKE's Friend says: Jun 2, 2010 9:37 PM

    First off, you shouldn’t talk bad about a situation you know nothing about. Isaac is as capable a lineman as everybody that is starting on the Bengals offensive line.
    You are all talking numbers and that he is just a body till Sept. I would like to see any of you be considered even to be a body till Sept. Sit at home with your beer bellies and watch him play on Sunday’s while he makes this team.
    You don’t know the politics of why he was out of the NFL last year, and you also don’t know the kind of work he has put in this last year to give himself the opportunity to play again. He is READY and WILLING to do whatever is necessary to make this team. In the end my money is on him!!!!!

  6. tdirr123 says: Jun 3, 2010 12:18 AM

    from IKE… “First off, you shouldn’t talk bad about a situation you know nothing about. Isaac is as capable a lineman as everybody that is starting on the Bengals offensive line. ”
    Now that’s just plain silly. If he was a capable as you say, he wouldn’t be in the situation he’s in – end of the roster fill-in with a chance to make the practice squad.
    That being said, I love rooting for an underdog, so I hope he does well.

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