Michael Boley has been without a job since the beginning of February after the New York Giants released him. On Monday, the outside linebacker has finally drawn his first interest from an NFL club in over seven months.
Adam Schefter of ESPN has reported that the Cincinnati Bengals will bring in Boley for a workout this week and could sign with the team considering the Bengals had only four players line up and play at linebacker on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.
"Former Giants and Falcons LB Michael Boley is heading to Cincinnati for a tryout, per source," he tweeted.
Boley is one of the more accomplished linebackers in the league that is still on the free agent market and was a big part of the Giants defense that won Super Bowl XLVI two seasons ago, but he's remained without a job due two injuries and his legal issues, which were brought to public in May.
Back in February, Boley was arrested in Alabama on child abuse charges and plead guilty to the charges, but they were dropped if he completed a diversion program to get him help. The Giants said that they did not know of Boley being arrested before they released him. There was some speculation in the offseason about a reunion between the Giants and Boley, but the news of his legal troubles, the Giants may have backed off and chose to go in other directions for linebacker help.
In the 2012 season, Boley had 91 total tackles and three interceptions with the Giants in all 16 games, but started in 11 of them due to nagging injuries. Boley was originally signed to a five-year, $25 million deal with the Giants back in 2009 and played in four seasons with them. Boley also played in four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons before signing with the Giants.
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