The Bengals on Wednesday signed free agent linebacker Victor Hobson, a sixth-year NFL player with 76 career games for the N.Y. Jets. He has made 58 starts, including 14 last season. He has also played in three postseason games, with one start.
Hobson (6-0, 252; Michigan) was a second-round draft pick of the Jets in 2003 and completed his fifth Jets season in 2007. He signed on April 7 of this year as an unrestricted free agent with New England. He was released by the Patriots on Aug. 30, after playing in all four preseason games and posting 11 tackles.
Hobson played in every game and started 14 for the Jets last season, logging 62 tackles with two sacks. His career totals include 334 tackles, 11 sacks, three interceptions and five fumble recoveries.