The Cincinnati Bengals hosted free agent Grant Haley for a Tuesday workout, according to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson.
Haley, a 5-9, 191-pound cornerback, appeared in 25 games over the last two seasons with the New York Giants, including 12 starts. For his career, Haley has recorded 76 total tackles, seven tackles for loss, two pass deflections, one QB hit and one sack.
Haley was among the Giants’ final roster cuts Saturday and has been looking for a new team. He finished 2019 with a 55.4 Pro Football Focus grade while appearing in 15 games (3 starts).
The Bengals are thin at cornerback in terms of experience now that Trae Waynes is on injured reserve. LeShaun Sims has also been sidelined with an unknown injury.
After Sims and projected starters William Jackson, Mackensie Alexander and Darius Phillips, all Cincinnati has is Tony Brown (20 career games and 3 starts) and Torry McTyer (27 games and 4 starts).
Perhaps Haley will be candidate to sign with the Bengals if Sims can’t go in Week 1 vs. the Chargers.