The Cincinnati Bengals may be interested in former Arizona outside linebacker Marquis Flowers, whom it appears they met with on Thursday night. That's when he tweeted this out:
Cincinnati Ohio What's Up!!!— Marquis Flowers (@MrHitThat_2) April 25, 2014
Visit Was All that...blessed to visit another great organization #Bengals— Marquis Flowers (@MrHitThat_2) April 25, 2014
Projected as a late-round-to-undrafted free agent, Flowers was a two-year starter at linebacker who reportedly ran the 40-yard dash in the 4.4 at his Pro Day and is described as a "Kam Chancellor-type linebacker turned safety."
This past season, Flowers registered 93 tackles and 11 tackles for loss to go with one sack, a pair of fumble recoveries and an interception returned for a touchdown.
He made a lot more noise in 2012 with 100 stops and 13 TFLs to go with 5.5 sacks. Flowers also forced three fumbles and recovered one, intercepted three passes (returned one for a TD) and broke up three passes.
Flowers appears to be in a similar position Emmanuel Lamur was in when he came into the NFL: an undersized backer who was a decent tackler but performed exceptionally in coverage.
He played exclusively at safety as a backup in 2011 before moving to LB full-time in '12, where he's played and started for the past two seasons.
Keep his name in mind when the Bengals get into the latter rounds of this year's draft.