Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Bengals' picks: Round 2/38 -- Rey Maualuga, LB, 6-2, 249, Southern Cal...Most draft boards had him going in the first round, but the Bengals were glad he dropped to them. A middle linebacker who can quickly get to the outside, Maualuga is versatile enough to play any of the three linebacker spots. He didn't have any sacks last year but eight as a junior. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Rey Maualuga News
07/29/16 - LB Rey Maualuga passed his preseason physical on Friday was cleared to practice with the Bengals. Maualuga, 29, had been placed on the active/non-football injury list on Tuesday. The Bengals did not divulge the nature of the injury for Maualuga, who had dealt with hamstring issues and had to sit out the majority of Cincinnati's offseason work.
The 6-2, 255-pound Maualuga ranked third on the team with 75 tackles last season. In 100 career games with the Bengals, he has recorded 557 tackles and four sacks.
07/26/16 - LB Rey Maualuga was placed on the active/non-football injury list by the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday. The team did not divulge the nature of the injury for Maualuga, who had dealt with hamstring issues and had to sit out the majority of Cincinnati's offseason work.
06/15/16 - MLB Rey Maualuga is present for this week's mandatory mini-camp but he has not been practicing with the team. There has been no official reason given for Maualuga not practicing, but he has been working out on the sidelines, doing drills with trainers. That has given the Bengals the opportunity to look at other players in that spot.
Veteran Vinny Rey is well-versed in the middle, as well as all of the linebacking spots, but rookie third-round pick Nick Vigil and veteran Karlos Dansby are seeing a lot of reps in the middle of the base 4-3 defense also. "He's working hard right now to get to be where he needs to be," defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said about Maualuga without being specific as to why the eight-year pro out of USC isn't where he needs to be. "I've got confidence he'll be there."
06/07/16 - DL Rey Maualuga did not participate for the third straight open OTA on Tuesday.
05/31/16 - LB Rey Maualuga (calf) did not participate in organized team activities the past two weeks, but his injury is not expected to impact training camp.