Felix Jones rumors: Bengals work out former Cowboys RB

Jeff Gross

The Bengals brought in Felix Jones for a workout on Monday. The former Cowboys running back could be valuable complement to BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

The Cincinnati Bengals brought former Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones in for a workout on Monday, according to NFL.com. The Bengals have reportedly been searching for a third-down back to pair with BenJarvus Green-Ellis, and Jones is one of the best available on the free agent market.

Jones was drafted by the Cowboys in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft, and has shined when healthy, averaging 4.8 yards per carry over a five-year span. He missed 16 games over that span with various ailments, however. Jones did not miss a game last season, but he also ran for a career-low 3.6 yards per carry on his way to just 402 yards rushing on the season.

While Jones fell out of favor in Dallas, he still has a valuable skillset. Jones was drafted for his electric speed and athletic ability, and proved to be a valuable receiver out of the offensive backfield with the Cowboys, averaging 8.6 yards per reception during his stint. He is also just 25 years old and should come with a relatively low price tag.

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