Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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Since the Bengals' defensive line got most of the attention for the team's defensive success in 2011 and while the secondary needed the most work in the offseason, the team's linebackers kind of flew, and are somewhat still remaining, under the radar. Rey Maualuga was underwhelming in his first year as a starting middle linebacker and outside linebackers Manny Lawson and Thomas Howard both played well enough to lead the team, but neither of them were close to being considered Pro Bowlers. To continue our training camp preview, we take a look at the Bengals linebackers. Player Age Season Acquired School Rey Maualuga 25 4th '09 Draft (2nd) USC           '11 PFF Overall '11 PFF Run D '11 PFF Pass D '11 PFF Pass Rush '12 Salary* -6.3 2.7 -5.7 -1.5 $615,000 Maualuga was the big story heading into the 2011 season. With the te...
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