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Bengals trying to trade Dontay Moch?

8/30/2013

The Cincinnati Bengals are looking to trade linebacker Dontay Moch, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rappaport. Good luck with that, Cincinnati.

Moch, a third-round pick in 2011, ranks as one of the Bengals' most disappointing selections over the past three drafts. He broke his foot early in his first training camp and didn't play his rookie season.

Moch was then suspended for the first four games of the 2012 season after violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He played five snaps that season before missing the final 10 games because of migraines.

Coming out of Nevada, Moch shot up draft boards after he ran the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine in 4.44 seconds, best among linebackers and defensive ends. But the 66th player taken in the 2011 draft has not produced one tackle for the Bengals.

Moch isn't expected to make the Bengals' 53-man roster after the final cutdown Saturday. The Bengals are set with their starting linebackers: James Harrison, Rey Maualuga and Vontaze Burfict. There is plenty of depth behind them as well: Emmanuel Lamur (injured shoulder), Vincent Rey, Jayson DiManche and J.K. Schaffer.

The Bengals do have the option of placing Moch on the practice squad.