With Leon Hall, Terence Newman, Reggie Nelson, Nate Clements, Adam Jones and 2012 draftee Dre Kirkpatrick, the Bengals don't necessarily have a pressing need in their secondary, but that doesn't mean they wouldn't roll the dice on Mathieu.
Cincinnati wasn't afraid to sign Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict as an undrafted free agent this offseason, a guy with tremendous skill but a troubled past.
Currently, he has the second-most tackles on the team as the starting weak-side linebacker.
The team picked up Pacman Jones after repeated run-ins with the law, as well.
The former Tennessee Titan has been a valuable commodity this year.
With Newman and Clements in the twilight of their respective careers, there could be some shuffling in the Bengals' defensive backfield this offseason, thus making room for the dazzling LSU star.