Nov 6, 2011; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill (56) at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Seahawks 23-13. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals work out another troubled free agent


According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun and National Football Post, the Cincinnati Bengals brought in another veteran linebacker for a tryout. This time, it was former Seattle Seahawks starter Leroy Hill. He wasn’t signed to a contract, an this is the second known recent interest in Hill, who also tried out for the Tennessee Titans recently.

Hill was arrested in January, and also in 2010 on domestic violence charges, though those  were thrown out when he enrolled in a treatment program. Prosecutors eventually decided to pursue no charges at all against him after evidence of “abuse and imprisonment” did not corroborate the victim’s testimony.

The 30-year-old linebacker also has multiple marijuana arrests.

Hill was a longtime start with the Seahawks, as he notched 511 career tackles and 20 sacks and was named to the Pro Bowl once in 2005.

If you’re keeping track, they’ve worked out Thomas Howard, Tyrone McKenzie, Michael Boley, Maalik Bomar and Etienne Sabino. Hill and Boley have had their separate share of offseason issues and prior arrests. Don’t expect anyone to be signed prior to Monday night’s showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers.


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