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Bobby Hart to Buffalo

The Bills add another former Bengals starter who probably shouldn’t be starting.

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo - Cincinnati pipeline is alive and well, though it’s not necessarily good news for the Bills.

On Tuesday, Buffalo signed former Bengals tackle Bobby Hart to a one-year deal, the team announced. It’s unclear how much the deal is worth for now.

A seventh-year player in 2021, Hart has appeared in 79 career games (66 starts), many of which came with the Bengals after arriving in Cincinnati for the 2018 season. The 6-5 tackle was previously a seventh-round pick of the New York Giants in the 2015 NFL Draft. He started 21 games in three years with the G-Men before being cut.

Assuming the Bills aren’t actually going to make the mistake of letting Hart compete for a starting spot, this could be viewed as a solid depth signing.

As you may recall, the Bengals and Bills have swapped a host of players in recent years, including former starting center Russell Bodine signing with Buffalo to be a backup in 2018 before quickly falling out of the NFL. Hart obviously plays a more valuable position at right tackle, so the 26-year-old should be able to stick around in the league.