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Bengals Try Out Former 1st Round Pick Kentwan Balmer

By Editorial Staff

As nearly every week, the Bengals are working out Free Agents on their days off.  According to writer Aaron Wilson the Bengals have worked out former 1st round pick, DT Kentwan Balmer.

Balmer was the 29th overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft, selected by the San Francisco 49ers. He was drafted out of college playing DT in a 4-3 defensive scheme, but was asked to play DE in the 49ers 3-4 Scheme. In December of 2009 he was placed onto IR  with a serious shoulder injury. He remained with the team until August 16, 2010 where he was then traded to the Seahawks for a future draft pick.

After his time in San Francisco, Balmer spent the next season with the Seahawks. He was released the following August where he was claimed by the Carolina Panthers, but was waived shortly after his signing.

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