The Bengals could once again be looking to bolster their interior defensive line depth.
According to the NFL transaction wire, Cincinnati hosted free agent defensive tackle Xavier Williams for a visit today. This comes after the team placed Mike Daniels on injured reserve last week while Geno Atkins works his way back from a shoulder injury that’s cost him over a month of action.
Williams, who entered the NFL in 2015 as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Iowa, has appeared in 45 career games (six starts) while recording 85 total tackles, six QB hits, four tackles for loss and three sacks.
Last season as a member of the Super Bowl-champion Chiefs, Williams appeared in five games (no starts) and made eight tackles. He joined the Patriots this year and appeared in one game with two tackles before being cut.
If the Bengals opt not to sign Williams to the 53-man roster, they can sign him to the practice squad and elevate him to play on gamedays.