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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