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NFL free agency: Dwight Freeney to reportedly work out for Cincinnati Bengals

The veteran pass rusher is trying to get a job earlier than last season.

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran pass rusher Dwight Freeney, who joined the Arizona Cardinals midseason in 2015 and used his spin move to lead the team with eight sacks, remains unsigned. That could be changing, though. According to reports, Freeney is going to work out with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Freeney has said he would like to come back and play for the Arizona Cardinals, but there apparently has been little movement there. If not Arizona, he wants to play for a winning team.

At 36 years old, he collected eight sacks and was very productive in a limited role. He also forced three fumbles and he had sacks some critical moments late in games last season.

Currently, the outside linebacker room looks full for Arizona. But filled mostly with young players, the Cardinals could find a need to bring him back if these young guys don't show enough in the offseason. Freeney is likely that plan if he is still available.

Cincinnati could use the threat off the edge, although he would have to transition to a different defensive front.

If the Bengals were to sign Freeney, he would be the second former Cardinals linebacker to sign with them. Karlos Dansby signed with the Bengals earlier in the offseason after being released by the Cleveland Browns.