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Bengals Working Out DE/OLB Dwight Freeney

Update:

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Bengals are hosting free agent DE/OLB Dwight Freeney for a visit on Wednesday.

  • Schefter adds that Freeney will take a physical for the team during the visit.

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Coley Harvey of ESPN reports that the Bengals are scheduled to work out free agent DE/OLB Dwight Freeney this week.

There hasn’t been a lot of buzz regarding Freeney since free agency opened several months ago. However, Freeney has said that he has no plans to retire and is looking to play for a winning team in 2016.

But if it doesn’t work out here, it could be anywhere,” Freeney said of being back with the Cardinals, via AzCardinals.com. “It just depends. It has to be a winning team. I’m used to winning.”

Freeney admitted that he liked waiting until closer to the start of the season to sign with a new team. However, it also gave him some anxiety to deal with in the time being.

“I know my body loved [signing late], but the anxiety mentally wasn’t good,” Freeney said. “So hopefully I can get signed before then.

The Bengals could offer him the ability to move back to defensive end, rather than playing outside linebacker the past few years.

Freeney, 36, is a former first-round pick of the Colts back in 2002. After spending 11 years in Indianapolis, Freeney signed on with the Chargers as a free agent.

Last year, the Cardinals signed him to a one-year contract and were rewarded with a productive year from the veteran pass rusher.

In 2015, Freeney recorded nine tackles, eight sacks and three forced fumbles over the course of 11 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 51 edge rusher out of qualifying 110 players.

We have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.