While the Bengals were in attendance for the major pro days conducted this past week — including visits to Stanford, Missouri andLouisville — they also managed to attend Middle Tennessee State’s pro day.
There, cornerback Sammy Seamster ran in the 4.4 range unofficially in the 40-yard dash. Seamster also put up good numbers in the 225-pound bench press (15 reps), broad jump (10 feet, 4 inches) and vertical jump (35 inches).
Seamster registered 33 tackles, two fumble recoveries and one interception last season for the Blue Raiders, and is projected to go undrafted.
The Bengals will likely draft a CB, but Seamster could be a target as an UDFA.
Carrington reportedly wanted to visit all of the teams he had meetings set up with before making a decision. According to Ryan Talbot of Bills Mafia, Carrington wrapped up his final visit, so a decision should be coming soon.
Carrington has met with the Browns, Steelers and Ravens within the division.
Good smart, instinctive guy, underrated hitter. Ryan Williams, the running back for the Arizona Cardinals, he definitely knows who Darian Stewart is. He gave him one of the hardest hits I’ve ever seen. He ended his season. I’ve never seen a guy hit that hard.
The knock on Stewart, who’s traveling to Baltimore today to sign his one-year contract, is his lack of durability, frequently dealing with hamstring injuries.
Stewart will compete for a starting job.
The Minnesota Vikings’ new running backs coach, Kirby Wilson, knows LaRod Stephens-Howling. Depending on his progress in rehabilitation after surgery to repair a torn ACL in September, they may sign the former Steelers running back, according to ESPN’s Ben Goessling.
With the Steelers sniffing around LeGarrette Blount – and enough interest apparently being generated to wait until Friday when general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin can meet with him – and having already spoken with Maurice Jones-Drew, Stephens-Howling’s name was bound to come resurface.
Stephens-Howling would fit the complementary role and budget for the Steelers.