Cornerback B.W. Webb will sign with the Bengals, a source tells Dianna Russini of ESPN.com (on Twitter). By signing with Cincinnati, he rejoins new Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo, his defensive backs coach with the Giants last year.
The deal brings Webb to his sixth team in six years and gives the Bengals an option at outside cornerback. He also has experience in the slot, so he could be moved around in the team’s new defensive scheme.
Webb, 29 in May, appeared in all 16 games for the Giants last season, including 13 starts. He finished out with 59 total stops, one tackle, one forced fumble, and six passes defensed. Webb graded out as the No. 77 ranked corner in the NFL with a career-best 62.6 overall score. He wasn’t an elite CB, but the advanced metrics dropped him in the same neighborhood as Morris Claiborne, Marcus Peters, Minkah Fitzpatrick, and Jimmy Smith.
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