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The Cincinnati Bengals are applying due-diligence by talking with one of the league's better return specialists. Former Texans and Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones left Cincinnati without a contract and is headed to Tennessee.

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The Cincinnati Bengals concluded their visit with former Baltimore Ravens receiver and return specialist Jacoby Jones on Monday and despite the visit going well, the 30-year-old receiver left Cincinnati without a deal. Early during the day, a source (probably Jones himself) told ESPN NFL reporter Josina Anderson that the visit was going well.

According to Bengals.com beat writer Geoff Hobson, Jones departed without a contract on Monday and is headed to Tennessee for a scheduled visit with the Titans on Tuesday. Jones has played eight seasons in the NFL, most of them with the Houston Texans and the last three years in Baltimore. The former third-round pick was named to the 2012 first-team all-pro team and went to the Pro Bowl that same year.

Some have speculated that the visit with Jones is an indication on the Bengal's future plans with Brandon Tate -- the role of being a primary returner and as a receiver buried deep on the team's depth chart.

Cincinnati is obviously reviewing their options right now but are unable to talk with players currently under contract that are set to become free agents -- those deals will expire on March 10 at 4 p.m. (ET). They are allowed to start talking with agents of pending free agents on March 7.