Riders DL A.C. Leonard works out for Cincinnati Bengals

American defensive lineman A.C. Leonard worked out for the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, per sources.

The Bengals were looking at the 25-year-old as a pass rusher. Since Chris Jones converted Leonard from receiver to defender he has 66 tackles and 10 sacks in 33 games. The six-foot-two, 250-pounder is ultra-athletic for his size. As a tight end coming out of Tennesse State, Leonard was the top performer at his position group during the 2014 NFL combine in the 40-yard dash (4.50), vertical (34 inches) and broad jump (10-feet, six inches).

Minnesota signed Leonard as an undrafted free agent in 2014, but he was released during training camp. Then he signed with B.C. in 2015 as a pass catcher making 17 receptions for 187 yards and two touchdowns. After that Leonard went to Saskatchewan in May 2016.

Leonard is a pending CFL free agent in February.

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Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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6 Comments on Riders DL A.C. Leonard works out for Cincinnati Bengals

  1. cvmurrieta // December 12, 2017 at 4:52 pm //

    Who dey?

  2. Lancaster/Reed // December 12, 2017 at 4:56 pm //

    Ultra-athletic. Thats the types of players chris jones likes. Able to fill different roles on the team. If he comes back to sask, it would be interesting to see him play a little TE to mix things up.

    • Ridersnhabs // December 12, 2017 at 8:59 pm //

      I have been waiting for either him or willy to catch a pass or two . I’m actually suprised it hasn’t happened

  3. AC will be back in Rider land. Needs more experience with all the position changes he did as of late.

  4. riderontheisland // December 13, 2017 at 11:20 am //

    Good luck, but I would love to see you back. He is forming into a good one and is still learning the position. Would be great if we could lock him in for a 2 year term and see him feed on QBs

  5. hmmmm, gotta love that jones and co encourage these guys to take their shot, experience something different —- maybe learn som,ething in a different environment//get different feedback. IF it works out for these young men excellent , but as jones pointed out if it does not they often return with total focus on the program and desire to become even better. A.C however might be realy pushed next year by Toby A , to be the regular hopefully Jefferson.

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