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Bengals host workouts for linebackers Desmond Bishop and A.J. Edds

Prior to signing former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Chris Carter, the Cincinnati Bengals invited a handful of linebackers for workouts. Carter got the job.

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After conducting a workout with multiple linebackers this week, the Cincinnati Bengals signed former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Chris Carter on Wednesday.

Aside from Carter, two known linebackers who worked out this week were Desmond Bishop and A.J. Edds.

Former Green Bay Packer, Desmond Bishop, who worked out for Cincinnati this week, generated 103 tackles in 2010 and 115 tackles in 2011. Bishop suffered a season-ending hamstring injury during the preseason in 2012 and then tore his ACL in 2013 with the Minnesota Vikings. He spent roughly a month on Arizona's roster before his release on Sept. 6, 2014. Bishop returned in October and subsequently was released on Monday (Arizona needed the roster spot to promote offensive lineman Anthony Steen from the practice squad).

Cincinnati also hosted A.J. Edds, who previously played for the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets. Edds was originally selected by the Miami Dolphins in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL draft. After tearing his ACL during training camp in his rookie season, Edds bounced around to multiple teams before his release from the New York Jets on Oct. 28, 2014. Jacksonville signed him to their 53-man roster on Wednesday.

Carter, a former fifth-round pick by the Steelers during the 2011 NFL draft, played 29 games with four starts from 2011-13. By the end of the preseason this year, Pittsburgh waived him. After signing with the Colts and playing a game on Sept. 28 against the Titans, Carter was inactive for four other games before being waived by Indianapolis on Oct. 6.