According to NFL Draft Bible, safety Phillip Thomas spoke with the Cincinnati Bengals at Syracuse's Pro Day.
Heading into the off-season, the secondary was a top concern for the Cincinnati Bengals. The re-signing of Reggie Nelson is a step in the right direction, and while Nelson will presumably be the opening day starter, Phillip Thomas would provide valuable depth at the position, along with a strong special teams role. The 5 foot 10 inch junior led Syracuse in tackles this past season and added six interceptions as well, however, had he returned to play his senior season he would have served a season long suspension for "violating athletic department policy". Rationally, he opted for the NFL.