Bengals agree to terms with free-agent DB Ricardo Allen

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The defensive hits just keep coming for the Cincinnati Bengals in free agency.

Wednesday, the team agreed to terms with free-agent safety Ricardo Allen, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. It’s a one-year deal, confirmed by Allen’s reps.

Allen, 29, has been with the Atlanta Falcons since 2015 and last year over 12 games posted a 62.4 PFF grade, picking off two passes in the process.

A depth move for a Bengals defense that has already added Chidobe Awuzie, Mike Hilton and Eli Apple to the secondary, Allen is a versatile type who can play corner or switch to a safety spot.

The move is yet the latest in a long line of resets for the defense, highlighted by the massive deal for edge rusher Trey Hendrickson.

Cincinnati also has a planned visit with edge rusher Ryan Kerrigan.

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