The Bengals are working out one of the more accomplished linebackers left in free agency.
Ex-Giant Michael Boley is slated to visit with Cincinnati, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday.
Boley, 31, has started at least 11 regular-season games in each of the last eight NFL campaigns. However, he’s been unsigned since the Giants released him in February.
In May, TMZ reported Boley had pled guilty to a child abuse charge in February, with the charge to be dropped if he successfully completed a diversion program. PFT reported in May that the Giants did not know of Boley’s legal situation when cutting him.
The Bengals had just four linebackers — Vontaze Burfict, Rey Maualuga, James Harrison and Vincent Rey — play defensive snaps in Sunday’s loss at Chicago. Cincinnati has five linebackers on the roster.
Boley made starts at weak-side and strong-side linebacker for the Giants in 2012, notching 92 tackles and intercepting three passes.