Cincinnati Bengals work out Edmonton LB Nyles Morgan, Winnipeg OL Drew Desjarlais

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The Cincinnati Bengals worked out Edmonton Elks’ linebacker Nyles Morgan and Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ offensive lineman Drew Desjarlais, according to Aaron Wilson.

Morgan started 13 games for the Elks in 2021 at weak-side linebacker, making 66 defensive tackles, six special teams tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble. He previously played at Notre Dame (2014-17) where he was named Defensive Newcomer of the Year.

Desjarlais is drawing significant interest from NFL teams and has already worked out for a number of teams, including the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers.

The 24-year-old was the fourth overall pick in the 2019 CFL Draft out of the University of Windsor and established himself as a starter at guard for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers by the midway point of his rookie season. He started all 14 regular season games at left guard in 2021, plus the West Final and Grey Cup.

The native of Belle River, Ont. has yet to miss a game through his CFL career and has won back-to-back CFL championships. He was named a West Division all-star in 2021, helping Winnipeg’s offensive line allow a league-low 16 sacks and a produce a league-high 14 rushing touchdowns.