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Two Former Wildcats to Participate in Bengals Rookie Mini-Camp

A pair of former UK defensive stars are taking their talents to the Queen City.

Linebacker Jordan Jones and safety Darius West will wear the Cincinnati Bengals’ stripes this weekend. The undrafted players will participate in practices and meetings over the next two days as a part of the rookie mini-camp.

Jones and West each participated in the NFL Combine and posted above average numbers. For one reason or another, neither were drafted. This weekend is their first opportunity to crack a roster. It’s a semi-homecoming for each player. Cincinnati is only an hour or two south of Lima (West) and Youngstown (Jones).

For those counting at home, this is the fourth team West has been connected to since the NFL Draft. After considering the Giants, Chiefs and Raiders, one can only assume West felt like the Bengals were his best chance to make a roster.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

7 Comments for Two Former Wildcats to Participate in Bengals Rookie Mini-Camp



  1. CarolinaMedCat
    11:25 am May 10, 2019 Permalink

    Snell to Pittsburgh and Jones to Cincy… funny how certain things in the universe are constants.



  2. Irwin R. Fletcher
    12:00 pm May 10, 2019 Permalink

    Lima, sure. Youngstown, not so much. Geography…..



    • ClutchCargo
      3:38 pm May 10, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah, Youngstown in 2 hours would require some really fast driving.



    • mashburnfan1
      4:07 pm May 10, 2019 Permalink

      I am almost 2 hours from Cincy and I am just East of Columbus. Youngstown is prolly 4 hours to Cincy as it took me 2 hours to get there for a WWE event.



  3. meeksfor3
    12:44 pm May 10, 2019 Permalink

    West not getting drafted or a free agent contract is a travesty. Kid can ball.



    • lex cath
      2:15 pm May 10, 2019 Permalink

      Agree, lack of film and multiple injuries sealed his deal from an improvement year on year.
      Hope he kills it up there



  4. notFromhere
    5:24 pm May 10, 2019 Permalink

    The entire D was underrated because they didnt have the stats of previous years (Allen being the exception). BUT THAT IS THE POINT! They didnt have the stats BECAUSE they played exceptional defense.

    They are team players, not stat stuffing individuals. I hope that’ll show more on the next level.