clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

The Bengals are in the mix for Mike Hilton, per report

Can the Bengals keep Hilton in the AFC North?

NFL: DEC 21 Steelers at Bengals Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals are not off to the best start in free agency after missing out on a number of offensive linemen that would have been a huge help in protecting Joe Burrow.

They also lost defensive end Carl Lawson who is now with the New York Jets. However, they did manage to sign a replacement in Trey Hendrickson.

Now, according to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Bengals are in the mix for Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton.

Hilton has spent his first four seasons with the Steelers and in 2020 he recorded 51 total tackles (42 solo), eight tackles for loss, three interceptions, three sacks, recovered two fumbles, and one forced fumble.

With it starting to look like the Bengals could be losing William Jackson III, signing Hilton would be a much-needed addition.

There are still a lot of questions to be answered for the Bengals this offseason, but at least we are finally starting to see them make some moves as they look to get back on the winning side of things in 2021.