Bengals sign linebacker Kevin Minter to one-year deal

Kevin Minter was Arizona's second-round pick in 2013 and has played in 61 consecutive games. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

CINCINNATI — 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 2013 and has played in 61 consecutive games. He had a career-high 3 1/2 sacks last season.

Minter joins a linebacker group that features Vontaze Burfict and Rey Maualuga.

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