The Bengals worked out five CFL players on Monday.
Receiver Diontae Spencer, DL A.C. Leonard and defensive backs Loucheiz Purifoy, Jonathon Mincy and Kenny Ladler.
Spencer made 71 receptions for 922 yards and six touchdowns while serving as one of Ottawa’s main return men in 2017 turning 70 punt returns into 929 yards (13.3 average) and one touchdown 25 kick-off returns netted 607 yards and five missed field goals returns for 260 yards, one coming all the way back 113 yards for a major. The 25-year-old ended the regular season by making a new CFL mark for all-purpose yards in a single game with 496 total. He was the East Division nominee for Most Outstanding Special Teams Player.
Leonard made 66 tackles and 10 sacks in 33 games with Saskatchewan the past two campaigns.
Purifoy has played two seasons in B.C. making 92 tackles, five sacks, four interceptions and forcing four fumbles while scoring one defensive touchdown in 36 games.
Mincy played boundary corner for Montreal in 2017 where many of the best wide outs in the CFL line up each week. He was targeted 6.2 times per game in 2017 and he allowed a 64 per cent completion rate and 42.3 yards per game, leading the league in those categories (statistics via Onside CFL Fantasy host Dave Dawson).
Ladler was a CFL all-star at cover linebacker in 2017. He made 86 tackles, intercepted three passes and recovered two fumbles in 17 games.