In addition to Alex Carter, the Cincinnati Bengals held a large workout group on Monday that included at least four other players.
According to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero, former Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans was among five players who worked out in Cincinnati.
#Bengals worked out bunch of guys today, including rookie QBs Jerod Evans and Wes Lunt, source said. Also WRs C.J. Board, Moritz Boehringer.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 18, 2017
#Bengals' workout list also included former #Lions 3rd-round pick S Alex Carter.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 18, 2017
Evans, who declared for the 2017 NFL Draft after a standout season at Virginia Tech, went undrafted this year before joining the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent. He was even projected as a Round 5-6 prospect by NFL.com going into the draft.
However, Evans sustained a foot injury during the Eagles’ rookie minicamp, which led to him getting the waived/injured designation and sent to injured reserve. He was later released with an injury settlement, and NFL teams have shown little interest since.
The other notable name in that workout is Moritz Bohringer, a sixth-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in the 2016 NFL Draft. Bohringer became the first player to be drafted without having played at a college in North America.
Bohringer played football in Germany, the last two years of which being with the Schwabisch Hall Unicorns of the German Football League (GFL). He did well enough that, once he entered the NFL Draft, teams were fascinated with his measurables and athleticism.
Even so, Bohringer just couldn’t adjust to the NFL level, and he was waived during final roster cuts of his rookie year. He signed to Minnesota’s practice squad and remained with the team during the 2017 offseason. Bohringer would be waived during final rosters cuts again this year, only Minnesota decided not to sign him to the practice squad this time around.
Wes Lunt, a former Illinois quarterback, went undrafted this year after completing his college career, which began at Oklahoma State before he transferred to become the Illini’s starting quarterback.
However, injuries plagued his senior season, where he played in just eight games and completed 54.7 percent of his passes for 1,376 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions.
C.J. Board, a former wide receiver at UT-Chattanooga, enjoyed a great career in the FCS ranks. In 47 career starts, he caught 146 passes for 2,032 yards and 10 touchdowns. He ranks sixth all-time in receptions and fifth all-time in receiving yards in school history.
It was Board's pro day on that got NFL teams interested. During a workout in front of 18 NFL team, Board ran a 40-yard dash time of 4.38 seconds. It wasn’t enough to get him drafted, but it did help him sign an undrafted free agent deal with the Baltimore Ravens.
This is an interesting group of players the Bengals are working out. Quarterbacks and receivers are the least of this team’s concern right now, so this is probably the Bengals just doing their due diligence on said players.