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Marquis Flowers' Tweet Hints At Him Making Final 53

The linebacker position is beginning to take shape, as the Bengals rookie linebacker tweeted out something interesting.

Andy Lyons

The Cincinnati Bengals have one of those double-edged sword type of situations to deal with on Saturday with final cuts. It's no doubt that the front office has built a stacked roster to this point, but the issue is the releasing of talented players. As a former coach myself, cutdown day is the worst part of the job.

Former Arizona Wildcats linebacker Marquis Flowers was initially viewed as a longshot to make the Bengals' roster because of the incumbent depth in the position group. As the preseason wore on, Flowers impressed on the backup units and made a number of plays. A player that he was vying for a roster spot with, Sean Porter, went down with an injury the last preseason game.

On Saturday, Flowers tweeted out a message hinting at the fact that he received some good news form the club:

Flowers was a sixth round pick this year (No. 212 overall) and was a productive college player. He had 94 tackles, a sack and an interception that he returned for a touchdown as a senior last season in the desert. Interestingly enough, Flowers began his college career as a defensive back, but was transitioned to a linebacker/roamer role his final two seasons.

Obviously, no official announcement has been made by the club and this could mean a couple of things, but it is a bit more than coincidental that it came out on cutdown day. We'll have an eye on where Flowers is as the official roster is announced.