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Report: Bengals take a look at Felix Jones

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The Bengals, who could stand to add another player or two to their running back corps, brought in free agent Felix Jones for a tryout, Bryan Broaddus of reported Monday.

Jones rushed for 402 yards and three touchdowns on 111 carries for the Cowboys in 2012. He has rushed for 2,728 yards and 11 TDs in five NFL seasons, all with Dallas. However, Jones gained a career-low 3.6 yards per carry a season ago.

The Bengals have an established starting tailback in BenJarvus Green-Ellis but are in need of more depth with Cedric Peerman and Dan Herron the only other backs on the roster. Peerman is a solid special-teamer who comes off his best season as a rusher (258 yards on 36 carries), while Herron, a second-year pro from Ohio State, appeared in just three games as a rookie.

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17 Responses to “Report: Bengals take a look at Felix Jones”
  1. phillycheez says: Apr 8, 2013 5:41 PM

    For a while I thought Jones was going to be an explosive player after some flashes in the first year or two. It looked like he lost his drive and really looked awful the last three years. Fortunately for him, the Bengals sure do love those Dallas cast-offs.

  2. mazblast says: Apr 8, 2013 5:41 PM

    Fast but gets hurt and heals slowly. Spent as long as he did with Little D because of “the old school tie”.

    By all means, Bagels, go ahead and sign this guy. That is, sign him if you want to remain a fringe playoff team at best.

  3. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 8, 2013 5:51 PM

    The Bengals have been picking up some Cowboy throw aways (Newman). Felix probably has some tread left but he is not what he was when he was drafted and has struggled to stay healthy. Capable of providing some depth.

  4. trollaikman8 says: Apr 8, 2013 5:57 PM

    Cincinnati continues to be a halfway house for rock bottom Cowboys.

  5. darocnessmonsta says: Apr 8, 2013 6:00 PM

    what is with the Bengals always signing former Cowboys players Started with Mike Zimmer the Def Coordinator there have been at least 6-8 players that left Dallas as free agent and went to the Bengals

  6. bengalbowl says: Apr 8, 2013 6:58 PM

    The Bengals will continue to sign Dallas castoffs, and they will continue to get the best out of them. They will also continue to make the playoffs. Dallas will continue to be a super bowl contender in May and an 8-8 team in December.

  7. msclemons67 says: Apr 8, 2013 7:08 PM

    The Cowboys’ injury report just won’t be the same without Felix.

  8. hitdog042 says: Apr 8, 2013 8:08 PM

    Pre draft work. And as for cowboy retreads that says more about Dallas then it does Cincinnati, considering the Bengals are the ones in the playoffs 3/4 years.

  9. bryco9 says: Apr 8, 2013 8:15 PM

    Why don’t he Vikings bring this guy, injury prone or not, wouldn’t need to play much behind AP. would make a great change of pace, and much faster than Gerhart.

  10. jthammerstix says: Apr 8, 2013 8:24 PM

    His nickname is AD. Stop saying AP. you just embarrass yourself.

  11. greatestgamensports says: Apr 8, 2013 10:32 PM

    I had very very high hopes when the boys drafted Felix and he was showing a lot of talent and promise in his first two years but really went down hill from there! Wish him the best of luck where ever he ends up and thanks for the days in Dallas Felix.

  12. savvybynature says: Apr 9, 2013 12:09 AM


  13. markdamack says: Apr 9, 2013 8:56 AM

    He’s not bad, even showing some flashes this past season as well. If he can stay healthy. That may be easier with a line that has more than one decent player on it.

  14. blester01 says: Apr 9, 2013 10:02 AM

    How can Jones possibly serve as “dependable depth” if the guy is constantly hurt and doesn’t dress on Sundays.

    Marvin, draft a player in the 3rd or 4th round if your desperate. Just don’t select Lacy – you guy with a history injury longer than Chris Perry’s

  15. redpillmindstate says: Apr 9, 2013 1:56 PM

    I could see him being signed for depth …. but I don’t see why we just wouldn’t bring B. Scott back …. they’re similar guys ….. High potential coming out but injury prone and underachieving …. Besides we don’t need brittle HB in the AFCN it would just be a waste of money and a roster spot ….. With Steven Jackson gone I don’t see any other HB worth signing….. with that said can’t wait for the draft!

  16. hoosierdaddy1972 says: Apr 9, 2013 4:04 PM

    mazblast wrote: Fast but gets hurt and heals slowly. Spent as long as he did with Little D because of “the old school tie”.

    By all means, Bagels, go ahead and sign this guy. That is, sign him if you want to remain a fringe playoff team at best.

    Dallas isn’t a “fringe payoff team” ??
    And btw It’s “Bengals” you moron.

  17. tiggerblood says: Apr 11, 2013 10:50 AM

    Kickoff maybe? And still draft Giovanni Bernard. If I know the Bengals luck they’ll both be on the IR in preseason

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