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Bengals sign linebacker Kevin Minter to 1-year deal

Aug 12, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals middle linebacker Kevin Minter (51) looks on during the second half against the Oakland Raiders at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 12, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals middle linebacker Kevin Minter (51) looks on during the second half against the Oakland Raiders at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals signed linebacker Kevin Minter to a one-year deal on Monday, filling the opening from Karlos Dansby's departure for Arizona as a free agent.

Minter is entering his fifth season. He was Arizona's second-round pick in 2-13 and has played in 61 consecutive games. He had a career-high 3 sacks last season.

Minter joins a linebacker group that features Vontaze Burfict and Rey Maualuga.

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