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Bengals' Unsigned UFA Scorecard

Defensive back Leon Hall is tackling his future as part of Cincinnati's unsigned six.

Of the six remaining Bengals unrestricted free-agents who have yet to sign, five of them -- Wallace Gilberry, Leon Hall, Reggie Nelson, Pat Sims and Andre Smith -- have something else in common: They're all at least 29 years old and have been in the league at least seven years.

Nelson is entering his 10th season in the league. Gilberry, Hall and Sims are heading into their ninth seasons. This will be Smith's eighth year. Brandon Thompson, 26, is the Bengals' youngest UFA, heading into his fifth season, but he's hurt.

As Bengals owner and president Mike Brown has said, it's a young man's game, and the Bengals will be getting younger in 2016 in part because of who they choose not to sign and re-sign between now and training camp.

The latest from the NFL rumor mill on Cincinnati's unsigned six:

Gilberry, a versatile defensive lineman who can play tackle and end, has had a quiet offseason thus far. There is the possibility that he could return to the Bengals.

Hall, Pro Football Focus' No. 7 free-agent cornerback but probably more of a nickel-back going forward, has visited with the Cardinals and will be visiting with the Cowboys, tweeted NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

Nelson, the Pro Bowl safety and NFL interceptions co-leader, is being courted by the Redskins, Falcons and Giants, according to various reports.

Sims, a backup nose tackle who is stout against the run, is close to re-signing with the Bengals, according to the team's official web site.

Smith, one of the better run-blocking tackles on the market, is deciding between the Vikings and Cardinals after visiting with both teams, said the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Smith left Minnesota without a deal, tweeted Rapoport.

Thompson, out until at least the start of the season with an ACL tear suffered in the season finale, visited with the Seahawks on Monday, reported ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.


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