The Bengals need so many safeties that If a Sam's Club sold safeties, Mike Brown would be flashing his membership card frantically. We've written several times in recent months that the Bengals have two safeties signed for the 2011 season. Chris Crocker. Reggie Nelson. Tom Nelson, an undrafted collect free agent, is an exclusive-rights free agent. Roy Williams and Gibril Wilson will be unrestricted free agents when labor peace finally shines its light upon us. Chinedum Ndukwe, as of this posting, is a restricted free agent that the Bengals didn't bother to tender. However, if there's labor peace and the four-year classification for unrestricted free agents returns, Ndukwe will be unrestricted.
According to PFT's Visit and Workouts Tracker, the Cincinnati Bengals will hold a private workout with Utah State safety Rajric Coleman next Tuesday (March 29).
Coleman is ranked as the 80th best prospect at safety, making us conclude the Bengals are looking at Coleman as one of the team's undrafted college free agents when, again, there's labor peace.
Utah State hasn't had a player drafted into the NFL since guard Shawn Murphy was selected in the fourth and wide receiver Kevin Robinson was selected in the sixth round; both during the 2007 NFL Draft.
Coleman ran a 4.50 and 4.59 in the 40, a 4.30 short shuttle and a 7.24 three-cone drill. He recorded a 9-foot, 11-inch broad jump, 34.5-inch vertical jump and 11 reps on the bench.