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Hamlin tweets visit

Posted by hobsonschoice1 on April 27, 2010 – 7:03 pm

Ken Hamlin, a free safety who has started 96 NFL games, has tweeted he’s visiting Cincinnati with the Bengals looking for some depth that they didn’t get in the draft.

Hamlin, 29, started 12 games for the Cowboys last season but Dallas wasn’t looking to pay him the $5.6 million he had due this upcoming season. He had started every game for three straight seasons before a high ankle sprain took him out of four games last year.

A second-round draft pick of Seattle in 2003, Hamlin joined the Cowboys in ’06 and when he came up with a career-high five interceptions the next season they gave him a big deal. In that ’07 season he teamed with Bengals starting strong safety Roy Williams, but Hamlin has had just one pick since Williams left.

The Bengals are looking for a backup to join Chinedum Ndukwe behind Williams and free safety Chris Crocker.

The Dallas Morning News reports that the Cowboys guaranteed Hamlin about $1 million of the $5.6 and that they’ll pay him the difference of his salary if there is a gap.


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2 Responses to “Hamlin tweets visit”

  1. By carson9 on Apr 27, 2010 | Reply

    I never heard of Mr. Hamlin, so I looked him up on NFL.com In 07 he had 5 interceptions, but also 15 pass defences, which is quite amazing. Since then has tapered off according to stats, but I believe he may be a good back up if Crocker goes down again. Lets wait and see.

  2. By mwindle1973 on Apr 28, 2010 | Reply

    How much would the difference of his salary be if there is a gap? I don’t get what that statement means. Surely we are not going to pay more than 2M for a backup safety. WOuld we even pay that much?

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