Veteran linebacker Patrick Peterson had expressed interest in playing for the Cincinnati Bengals, but was rejected He announced on his podcast “All Things Covered” He signed with AFC North rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter I reported on Monday via Twitter That Peterson, who has spent the past two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings after playing his first 10 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, will sign a two-year contract with Pittsburgh.
Kelsey Conway, The Enquirer It reported earlier Monday via Twitter It will be interesting to see if the Bengals look to add Peterson via free agency after Peterson told Shifter he’d like to play for a team like Cincinnati that would give him a chance at winning a Super Bowl ring.
Peterson said on his podcast that he wanted to re-sign with the Vikings, but the two sides were unable to come to an agreement.
Conway reported Monday that the Bengals are losing a safety Von Bell to the Carolina Panthers and safety Jesse Bates III to the Atlanta Falcons.
The Bengals’ Mike Hilton tweeted Monday at free agent safety CJ Gardner-Johnson:
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This article originally appeared on the Cincinnati Enquirer: Patrick Peterson, a free agent, signed with Pittsburgh