CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Bengals signed free agent linebacker Michael Boley, a ninth-year NFL player, on Tuesday.
Boley, a Southern Mississippi graduate, played four seasons (2008-12) for the New York Giants after spending four years (2005-08) with the Atlanta Falcons. He has 121 career NFL games played, with 102 starts, and has played and started five postseason games.
Boley played 16 games for the Giants last season and finished fourth on the team in tackles (84) while leading the team in tackles-for-loss (14). He was third on the team in interceptions (three) and had two fumble recoveries.
His career totals include 9.5 sacks, eight INTs, eight forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and 40 passes defense. He entered the NFL with Atlanta as a fifth-round draft choice and went to the Giants as an unrestricted free agent. He was released by the Giants on Feb. 5 of this year and has not previously been with an NFL club this season.
The Bengals also waived CB Curtis Marsh, a third-year player from Utah State. Marsh signed with Cincinnati as a free agent on Sept. 18 and played in the last two games.