Running back Shaun Alexander spoke with the Bengals Monday and the Saints on Wednesday. The Cincy Enquirer is reporting today that talks about bringing Alexander in to play for the Bengals in 2008 will continue, and the Florence native for now will remain unsigned. “We’ll be talking to Shaun today and in touch with Bengals today or tomorrow,” Alexander’s agent, Jim Steiner said this afternoon in an e-mail to the Enquirer.
The Bengals already have a feature running back in Rudi Johnson, and last season when he got hurt they found another solid back on the roster when Kenny Watson took over and did well in the role. It would be interesting to see if Alexander would fit in with the team, and just how much playing time he would get. He was the MVP of the League back in 2005, when he was a big reason the Seahawks made the Super Bowl, but for now, he’s a player without a team.
Other possible spots for Alexander could include the Lions, Cardinals, Jets, and Eagles.