If you watched HBO’s Hard Knocks this past month, you saw the process in which the Cincinnati Bengals arrived at their 53-man roster and practice squad. One position they looked fairly deep at was linebacker, but injuries have thinned them out.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bengals are bringing in former Giant LB Michael Boley for a look-see…
Former Giants and Falcons LB Michael Boley is heading to Cincinnati for a tryout, per source.—
Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 09, 2013
From Josh Kirkendall of cincyjungle.com:
The New York Giants released Boley in February playing four years on a five-year deal worth $25 million that he signed in 2009. Boley was experiencing a significant decline, giving up as much as 550 yards in coverage last year.
Cincinnati currently has five linebackers on their roster and nearly lost Vontaze Burfict when tight end Kyle Adams tackled Burfict in the knees during the linebacker’s fourth quarter interception on Sunday. Burfict admitted it’s just a bruise but the second-year backer was expected to have treatment on the knee.