Dec 6, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders cornerback Michael Huff (24) breaks up the pass intended for Denver Broncos tight end Jacob Tamme (84) during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
The bye week is here, and nows is the best time for the Cincinnati Bengals to bring in someone from the outside if there is a player out there who they believe can come in and make a positive impact on this team. After the Cincinnati Bengals lost cornerback Leon Hall and safety Taylor Mays in the span of two weeks, they quickly looked around the free agent market for a veteran defensive back to bring in, and one of the first people they called was former Baltimore Ravens safety Michael Huff.
He came in for a workout last week prior to the Bengals and Ravens facing off on Sunday, and it appeared as though they could sign him in hopes he could help fill the role that Mays left more so than Hall, though Huff does have starting experience at cornerback.
But after letting him leave town without a contract, it appears the’s moved on and will be signing with the Denver Broncos, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post:
"The Denver Broncos plan to sign former Baltimore Ravens and Oakland Raiders safety Michael Huff, according to a league source.The Broncos also worked out former Indianapolis Colts safety John Boyett and former New York Giants safety Tyler Sash.The Broncos needed a replacement with Rahim Moore undergoing emergency leg surgery this week."
Huff was signed this offseason by the Ravens and appeared in seven games, but was eventually replaced by rookie first-round pick Matt Elam by Week 2 and saw his playing time decrease, and the team opted to cut him.