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Bengals sign Margus Hunt and waive Andrew Brown

Hunt is back in the Queen City.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have signed free agent defensive lineman Margus Hunt, the team announced Monday. In a corresponding move, the team waived defensive lineman Andrew Brown.

Hunt is an eighth-year player who was originally a second-round draft pick (53rd overall) of the Bengals in the 2013 NFL Draft as a defensive end. He was with Cincinnati through the 2016 season.

The 6-8, 295-pound Estonian then spent 2017-19 with the Indianapolis Colts, then played four games with the New Orleans Saints earlier this season. He has played in 95 career games (25 starts), with 108 tackles, 7.5 sacks, seven pass deflections, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

The four games Hunt played with the Saints this season earned him a 52.5 Pro Football Focus grade. The Bengals are listing him as a defensive tackle after he began his career as a 4-3 defensive end in Cincinnati and then a 3-4 defensive end in Indy.

Brown, a second-year player, was originally was a fifth-round pick of the Bengals in 2018. He played in four games with Cincinnati this season, and had two tackles. He currently has a 40.9 Pro Football Focus grade, one of the worst marks on the team.