Bengals’ George Iloka catches a pass during organized team activities Tuesday, May 22 at the practice facility near Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer
Photo: Staff Writer

Former Bengals safety Iloka reunited with old coach on new team

Former Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka wasn’t out of work long.

Iloka, released by the Bengals on Sunday after six seasons, signed today with the Minnesota Vikings.

Iloka, 28, will be reunited in Minnesota with former Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, now the head coach of the Vikings. Zimmer was the Bengals’ defensive coordinator for Iloka’s first two seasons.

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Iloka, who has made 76 career starts, was a fifth-round selection of the Bengals in 2012.

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