Cincinnati Bengals workout five CFL players

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.

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2 Comments on Cincinnati Bengals workout five CFL players

  1. Thinking that it might be time for the CFL to consider serious NFL talks with the NFL owners about being a type of non affiliated farm system to develop potential NFLers. Seems over the recent years more and more Finge NFL playoff teams are holding these type of player camps in order to find that guy 26-29 year sold in the prime of his playing career that has shown promise /growth by having pro cfl experience. What I am suggesting is that perhaps the NFL would say contribute say 1 million per year to each cfl franchise unconditionally // as a hmmm gratuity style payment in providing a professional playing environment for these fringe players to possibly reach the next level of play in their professional careers. 9-10 million is peanuts to the nfl as a whole but an extra 1 million to a cfl teams salary cap might mean even more former great USA college players would come to the CFL in the hopes of getting 1 more NFL shot if they played well here. Its a win win in my opinion for both leagues. And for private owners that just would try and pocket the extra cash , well eventually no player would sign with their team realizing the scam a private owner was running ie lower salary on the privately owned team by owner pocketing the nfl bonus cash . just a thought

  2. Good idea. CFL teams simply release the players involved EARLY from their contracts anyhow when a NFL team wants to sign them.
    There is plenty of good young talent south of the border to replace anyone who leaves for the NFL. CFL is the BRIDGE for good players the NFL misses on or falls thru the cracks per say. They should be PAID by the team signing a player the CFL releases early.

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