Alexander agent will talk to Bengals
Shaun Alexander has returned home to Seattle following two free-agent visits this week, first to Cincinnati on Sunday and Monday and then New Orleans on Wednesday.
"Will be talking to Shaun today and in touch with Bengals today or tomorrow," agent Jim Steiner said in a noon-hour e-mail today to The Enquirer.
Alexander, who grew up in Florence and the league MVP in 2005, was released April 22 after eight seasons with the Seahawks.
The Bengals have a glut of running backs but are believed to be interested in Alexander as a possible backup to starter Rudi Johnson. Coach Marvin Lewis also said Chris Perry, the Bengals' first-round draft pick in 2004, is ready for on-field work beginning May 13.
Kenny Watson and DeDe Dorsey are other members of the Bengals backfield at tailback. Jeremi Johnson is the starting fullback.