Cincinnati Bengals held tryout with free agent safety Michael Huff

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The Cincinnati Bengals are looking at their options in free agency as they venture into the post-apocalyptic era sans Leon Hall, Taylor Mays and Geno Atkins.

The Cincinnati Bengals hosted former Raiders and Ravens safety Michael Huff for a workout on Monday, according to Joe Reedy with the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Huff, a former first round pick that was selected seventh overall in the 2006 NFL draft, was waived by the Baltimore Ravens last week after signing a three-year deal worth $6 million (with a $1.5 million signing bonus) over the offseason.

Huff only played 97 snaps for the Ravens this year, including as a starter against the Denver Broncos in week one where he (according to Marvin Lewis' favorite Pro Football Focus website) allowed five receptions for 181 yards receiving and three touchdowns for an opposing quarterback rating of 158.3.

It's always possible that the Bengals could use Huff as the Taylor Mays replacement; though Mays has at least three inches and ten pounds over Huff.

On the other hand, Huff is graded as a strong run defender that could (see that word to the left?) play well in pass coverage for linebackers and running backs underneath.

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