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.