The Cincinnati Bengals worked out Philadelphia Eagles guard Max Jean-Gilles on Tuesday, largely as a result with a need to build depth and strength at the offensive guard position. And what better way to do that than with a 358-pound guard out of Georgia?
#bengals have agreed to terms with Eagles RG Max Jean-Gilles on a one-year deal. One year, $1.15 million
Interestingly enough, Jean-Gilles, who started all 26 games at right guard, could become Bobbie Williams' backup in Cincinnati; another former Eagles guard the Bengals signed in 2004. However as Geoff Hobson points out, he could play both sides.
When asked what he likes most about being an offensive lineman?
"I love to be able to push people around. If I have a bad day, I get paid to take it out on somebody."
Music to this offensive lineman-loving ears. I. Love. Linemen.
By our count Jean-Gilles is the eighth unrestricted free agent to sign with the Bengals since the league's lockout was lifted.