Bengals Try Out Defensive Lineman Kentwan Balmer

The Cincinnati Bengals usually have an off day on Tuesdays and use those days to tryout free agents they are looking at bringing on the roster. This Tuesday was no exception as they brought in another player to try out and possibly add to their already potent defense.

According to Aaron Wilson of The National Football Post and scout.com, the Bengals tried out former Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman, Kentwan Balmer. Balmer was a former first round pick of the 49ers in the 2008 NFL draft. He played for the 49ers until 2010 when he was traded to the Seahawks for a sixth-round pick. 

After recording a career high in tackles in 2010, the Seahawks cut Balmer during this year's preseason. After that, he was claimed off of waivers by Carolina. He was then let go by the Panthers during their final cuts and ended up trying out for Cincinnati on Tuesday.

Balmer played multiple positions for the 49ers along their defensive line in their 3-4 defense while in San Francisco, so the Bengals obviously like the fact that he's a bit versatile at 6-4, 315 pounds. The move makes sense because the Bengals only have three true defensive tackles on the current roster and they could use depth there. It also makes sense because Balmer is a former 49er defensive player, and this offseason proved that they love those players.

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