The Bengals made several other attempts to sign players at various positions before ultimately deciding to add David King to the practice squad.
Joe Reedy reported the same last night, as well as the Bengals’ attempts to claim former fifth-round draft pick Shaun Prater, who was ultimately claimed by the Minnesota Vikings:
Oct 20, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still (75) exits the game after injuring his wrist during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
It may seem odd that a number of those players that were in for workout were defensive tackles, but with Devon Still having a serious elbow injury that could sideline him for as long as a month, they need another body along the defensive line.