Not only did the Bengals host and sign former Cincinnati Bearcat wide receiver Armon Binns to their practice squad in the wake of Andrew Hawkins activation to the 53-man roster due to Jordan Shipley's season-ending injury, but they also hosted five more players.
Tyrell Sutton was picked up by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2009 but was cut heading into the season. He was picked up by the Carolina Panthers and in two years, he's played in 16 games, running the ball 25 times for 139 yards, a 5.6 yards per carry average. He was also used to return kicks.
James Davis was a sixth-round pick in 2009 by the Cleveland Browns. He was released after a season and was picked up by the Washington Redskins. In his two seasons he's played in nine games, carried the ball 28 times for 75 yards, a 2.7 yards per carry average.
Shaun Draughn was picked up by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent following the 2011 NFL draft. He was not included in the team's 53-man roster and was released from the team.
Defensive tackle Derek Landri was a fifth-round pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2007. He played for the Jaguars until December of 2009 before he was waived and eventually picked up by the Carolina Panthers, where he played in 2010. In his career, he's made 82 tackles and has sacked opposing quarterbacks six times.
Nose tackle Gabe Watson was a fourth-round pick by the Arizona Cardinals in 2006 and played with the Cardinals for the last four years. He was not re-signed by the Cardinals heading into the 2011 season and signed with the New York Giants in August but was released before the season began. He has made 105 tackles and has sacked opposing quarterbacks twice in his four seasons.
It's unclear whether or not the Bengals hosted these particular players because they are unhappy with the play of their running backs or on the defensive line. Either way, none of these players were signed today (other than Binns), but we'll keep you updated if something develops between the Bengals and one of the players they worked out.