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Bengals looking

Posted: 7:20 p.m.

According to an NFC source, the Bengals on Tuesday worked out versatile veteran defensive back Eugene Wilson.

Wilson, second-round pick of the Patriots in 2003, moved on to Tampa Bay this offseason and was cut after playing in the final three preseason games with eight tackles and a sack.

Wilson, 28, brings a load of experience playing both safety and cornerback, something the Bengals could need at corner after the release of Deltha O'Neal left them with No. 3 and 4 corners that have a total of seven NFL games.

The 5-10, 195-pound Wilson made 55 starts with the Pats as well as starts in two Super Bowls, but he has fought injuries since tearing his groin in the third quarter of the Super Bowl win over Carolina four years ago.

He played in 11 games in '07 and one of his six starts came in Cincinnati with three tackles.

It's doubtful the Bengals sign any veterans before Opening Day, but Wilson could be an option if safety Chinedum Ndukwe (knee) can't go next week in the home opener against Tennessee and beyond.

Also on the road is former Bengals right tackle Willie Anderson. After visiting Baltimore Tuesday night, Anderson heads to Tampa Wednesday morning with a trip to San Diego also looming.

Word is former Bengals running back Rudi Johnson's one-year deal in Detroit is for $1.1 million.

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