Kettering/Centerville's, Ohio's A.J. Hawk is signing a two-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, according to his agent. (Brian Hartline, of Canton, pulled a similar "homecoming" with the Cleveland Browns.)
Hawk, a former Ohio State great and Super Bowl champion, was released after this past season by the Green Bay Packers, the club that made him the fifth overall selection in the 2006 NFL Draft.
Hawk, now 31, posted 53 tackles in 2014.