The Colts have signed former two Bengals today: Cornerback Morgan Trent and Quarterback Dan Lefevour. Both were on the Bengals 2011 roster, but were released due to competition at their respective positions.
Trent had been with the Bengals since being drafted as the Bengals’ sixth round pick in 2009. Trent had a big impact on the Bengals top 5 defense in 2009 as a rookie, but was injured in 2010 halfway through the season. He missed the first week of 2011 training camp with a lingering knee issue that scared the Bengals enough to re-structure his contract in the offseason. After doing nothing particularly special this year, he was released by the Bengals 6 days ago. He had two workouts with the Colts in the past four days.
Lefevour had been with the Bengals since the 2010 preseason, when he was claimed off waivers from the Chicago Bears. LeFevour had been taken in the 6th round of the 2010 draft by the Bears, who were impressed by his dominating collegiate performance (2nd all-time in NCAA in offensive yards, only player in NCAA history with 12,000 passing yards and 2,500 rushing yards, FBS all-time record with 150 touchdowns). LeFevour spent all of 2010 as the Bengals’ third string quarterback behind Carson and Jordan Palmer. After a miserable training camp this year, he was not signed to the active roster, and his practice squad spot was ultimately replaced by QB Zac Robinson.