CINCINNATI — The Bengals bolstered their cornerback room by signing Chidobe Awuzie, Mike Hilton and Eli Apple in free agency this offseason.
Despite the additions, they're reportedly interested in adding former Steelers cornerback Steven Nelson to the roster.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports that the Bengals are one of 14 teams that have expressed interest in Nelson and that the veteran is looking for the "right fit and opportunity."
While the fit alongside Trae Waynes, Awuzie and Hilton is questionable at best, Nelson's former teammate might be recruiting him to Cincinnati.
"Yo @Nelson_Island let me holla at you about something," Hilton tweeted on Wednesday.
Adding Nelson would certainly give the Bengals' secondary a boost, but why would he sign up to be their fourth cornerback?
Waynes, Awuzie and Hilton are going to start. Nelson would be an upgrade over Apple or even Darius Phillips, but he's talented enough to land a starting job elsewhere.
Either way, it's good to see Hilton potentially recruiting Nelson to Cincinnati. Adding proven veterans in free agency was important and is still a crucial part of the Bengals' quest to turn things around this season.
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