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.