Bengals sign linebacker Kevin Minter to 1-year deal

Arizona Cardinals middle linebacker Kevin Minter (51) during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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.