Cincinnati is adding more talent to its linebacking corps.
The Bengals are signing linebacker Kevin Minter to a one-year deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source involved.
With Dansby departing for a reunion with the Cardinals, Minter will join a position group that includes Rey Maualuga and Vontaze Burfict. Although he was an inside backer in Arizona, it’s fair to presume Minter will occupy the strong-side position vacated by Dansby, though that was the subject of some debate, per the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Ranked 39th in NFL.com’s Top 101 Free Agents, Minter finished 2016 with 81 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 16 games in Arizona’s up-and-down and ultimately disappointing campaign.