Aug 8, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Baltimore Ravens free safety Michael Huff (29) on the sidelines during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Baltimore Ravens defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 44-16. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals host Michael Huff for tryout today

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Sep 5, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Baltimore Ravens free safety Michael Huff (29) in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

 

It’s pretty obvious now the Cincinnati Bengals are in the market for a defensive back after losing cornerback Leon Hall and safety Taylor Mays within the past three weeks, and former Baltimore Ravens safety Michael Huff may be on their radar:


The former top-10 pick of the Oakland Raiders appeared in seven games with one start after signing a three-year contract worth $6 million this past offseason to replace Ed Reed, but was replaced by rookie first-round pick Matt Elam by Week 2 and saw limited action since.

Huff’s play on defense hasn’t been what it should be for a player making that much money, but it was actually his lack of an impact on special teams that helped lead to his release.

No one else on the 53-man roster or on the practice squad will play as well as Huff can, which isn’t that of a game-changer, but enough to overcome the loss of Mays. It also gives the Bengals an insider’ look at the team they’re fighting for the AFC North crown with.

 

 

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