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Source: Bengals hosted Matt Roth on Friday

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A league source tells PFT that the Cincinnati Bengals hosted free agent defensive end Matt Roth on Friday.

The Bengals later signed Jamaal Anderson and Derrick Harvey, two former top-ten draft busts. Roth has been a much more effective NFL defender than the players added by Cincinnati, so perhaps the club hasn’t ruled out signing him.

Roth can play both outside linebacker and defensive end. He’d be an end in the Bengals’ 4-3 scheme.

Though Roth finished last season on the injured reserve list with a concussion, he recently told theĀ Florida Times-Union that he’s been given a “clean bill of health.”

Roth is the No. 59 overall player on the PFT Hot 100.

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8 Responses to “Source: Bengals hosted Matt Roth on Friday”
  1. funktron2x says: Mar 24, 2012 5:14 PM

    Come on, guys! Who did Roth play for last? Very basic journalism here, fellas.

  2. mtheparrothead says: Mar 24, 2012 6:02 PM

    Roth is solid. Really hoping the hags resign. If not, good pickup

  3. brownsfan39 says: Mar 24, 2012 6:10 PM

    The Browns should re-sign Roth. He is a beast!

  4. brownsfan39 says: Mar 24, 2012 6:12 PM

    I forgot, the Browns don’t sign free agents! WTFE!

  5. stevincinci says: Mar 24, 2012 7:08 PM

    Apparently the Bengals are signing any DE out there worth looking at. Hope they don’t guarantee to much money to these guys just to battle for a job. One DE job is taken with Carlos Dunlap. He ain’t going anywhere. Robert Geathers on the other hand……..better be looking over your shoulder. Especially at 4+ mil a year.

  6. kuta82 says: Mar 24, 2012 7:17 PM

    Keep signing..keep em comin..Mike Brown has been his $ for a long time..its time to spend!

  7. laxcoach37 says: Mar 24, 2012 7:59 PM

    I watched Matt Roth at Iowa and as a Fins Fan. The Bengals should sign him. He is somewhat injury prone as he does not do enough to shed Blockers rolling up on him. In other words, he has decent footwork,but not quick enough. Also, explains why he gets burned in coverage.

    However, he trained in Martial Arts and has excellent upper body strength and unmatched stamina and motor. He has improved on shedding blocks in space and makes a better OLB than End. A limited contract and he is a versatile player with huge upside.

  8. vex24 says: Mar 28, 2012 7:45 AM

    Word just in: David Lee Roth signed with the Cleveland Browns!

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