According to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, the Cincinnati Bengals have recently worked out defensive tackle Marvin Austin, who was selected by the New York Giants in the second-round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Austin was released by the Giants during the final roster cuts this preseason, but that hasn’t stopped teams from showing interest in the former North Carolina Tar Heels standout. He had eight tackles last season in eight games.
His most memorable moment came in this year’s preseason when his hit on Mark Sanchez in the fourth quarter of the exhibition game against the New York Jets led to an injured shoulder for the quarterback, which helped lead to the emergence of rookie Geno Smith.
The Bengals, along with the Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions have all worked out Austin since he was released by the Giants.