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Cincinnati Bengals tried out linebacker Leroy Hill


Aug 11, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill (56) during the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Tennessee 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

According to Aaron Wilson, the Bengals brought in another veteran linebacker for a tryout. This time, it was former Seattle Seahawks starter Leroy Hill:

"The Cincinnati Bengals tried out veteran linebacker Leroy Hill, according to a league source.He wasn’t immediately signed to a contract. Hill recently tried out for the Tennessee Titans.Hill, 30, previously played for the Seattle Seahawks."

Hill was arrested in January, and also in 2010 on domestic violence charges, though those  were thrown out when he enrolled in a treatment program. Prosecutors eventually decided to pursue no charges at all against him after evidence of “abuse and imprisonment” did not corroborate the victim’s testimony.

The 30-year-old linebacker also has multiple marijuana arrests.

Hill was a longtime start with the Seahawks, as he notched 511 career tackles and 20 sacks and was named to the Pro Bowl once in 2005.

If you’re keeping track, they’ve worked out Thomas Howard, Tyrone McKenzie, Michael Boley, Maalik Bomar and Etienne Sabino.

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