Former Cowboys safety Roy Williams is due in Cincinnati for a visit with the Bengals today. Bengals DC Mike Zimmer coached Williams during his stint in Dallas. Exactly where the five-time Pro Bowler would fit isn’t clear. The Bengals have two starting safeties they clearly like, Chris Crocker, whom they just re-signed to a $10 million deal, and Chinedum Ndukwe, a seventh-round pick in 2007. Others on the squad include Marvin White, a fourth-rounder in 2007, former CFL standout Kyries Hebert and App State hero Corey Lynch.
With the Benals claiming a lack of salary cap space and Williams likely looking for at least the $6.6 million he was scheduled to make in Dallas this year, a match appears to be a longshot.
In other free agent news, the Vikings have signed Glenn Holt. The Bengals’ primary kick returner, Holt also saw action as a reserve wideout, but struggled to hold onto the ball even as he demonstrated an ability to take big hits and still get back up. Given Cincinnati’s WR shopping spree last April, Holt had not been expected to return.
On the draft scene, top LB Aaron Curry will visit the Bengals on April 1. While head coach Marvin Lewis, who’s never seen a linebacker he didn’t covet, would no doubt love to have Curry, he’s a lock to be off the board by six.